Local Change in a Global City: Darius Ballinger (CLA'19) and the Power of Community
With the help of the University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy, founder and executive director of Chasing 23 Youth Empowerment Group Darius Ballinger works to build unity and introduce life-skills to Chicago’s young people.
University of Chicago Launches Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Early to mid-stage nonprofit professionals who work in or focus on Chicago’s South Side are invited to apply for the University of Chicago’s new Certificate in Nonprofit Management — a free, two-year program designed to help leaders create, grow and operate sustainable, effective community-based organizations.
U. of C. Accelerator adds 3 South Side nonprofits to Core Program
The Hyde Park Herald reports on new partnerships between the University of Chicago's Community Programs Accelerator and three community nonprofits.
Community Programs Accelerator Core Organizations
Select nonprofit organizations that receive funding along with intense, focused, and customized support over a period of time.
South Side Nonprofits Poised for Growth in Community Programs Accelerator
Thirty-four organizations that address community needs on Chicago’s South Side joined the UChicago Community Programs Accelerator, which will help them take flight at warp speed.
Community Programs Accelerator Accepting Applications for 2019
The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago, which provides a range of support for nonprofit organizations based on or serving the South Side of Chicago, is now accepting applications for its 2019 program cycle.
UChicago Establishes New Student Civic Engagement Center
In early August, the University’s two largest student civic engagement programs – the Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) and University Community Service Center (UCSC) – are relocating to a larger space that will allow them to become a central hub for student civic engagement activities on campus.
Community Programs Accelerator Enlists New Cohort of Changemakers
During a standing-room only ceremony on Feb. 23, the Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago announced the seven nonprofit organizations selected to join its core and associates programs in 2018.
Obama Summit Reflections
Partners of the Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago attended the Obama Foundation summit and reflected on the experience.
Student Civic Engagement Pathfinder Provides One Stop for Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities
On September 17, the Office of Civic Engagement launched Student Civic Engagement Pathfinder, an online portal to all of the jobs and volunteer positions offered through its programs and initiatives. Just how many there are might be surprising.
South Side Mom Expands After-School Program With UChicago’s Support
Jennifer Maddox, a Chicago police officer who was working a second job as a security officer in a low-income housing complex 10 years ago, didn’t plan to start a nonprofit—she was just looking for a room where kids could go after school to be safe and have fun.
Community Programs Accelerator Selects Seven South Side Nonprofits
The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago has selected seven South Side nonprofits to join the program in 2017. The cohort includes organizations whose missions range from addressing homelessness to supporting young aspiring artists to preventing youth violence in local communities.