UChicago and South East Chicago Commission Entering a New Era of Partnership and Collaboration
The University of Chicago will partner with the board of directors for the South East Chicago Commission over the next year to transition the SECC to an autonomous, self-governing entity.
Dovetail Project Gives Young Father His Wings
For three years, Earnest Hale has held his job at the University of Chicago Medicine while juggling the demands of parenting his three-year-old son, Adyn. The Dovetail Project teaches young African American fathers between the ages of 17-24, life and parenting skills, and their rights as fathers and U.S. citizens.
JPMorgan Chase Sponsors Community Programs Accelerator Financial Capacity Building Workshop Series
On November 4, the Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago will kick off a new series of workshops to improve the financial acumen of nonprofit leaders.
UChicago Partners With Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls to Convene First Chicago Event
The Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls, an initiative launched by three U.S. congresswomen, including Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois, held its inaugural Chicago event at the University of Chicago's Polsky Exchange on Aug. 26.
Dovetail Project Supports Young Fathers With Help From Community Programs Accelerator
A community organizer helping address issues such as gang violence and juvenile justice at age 13, Sheldon Smith was not the typical kid in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood in the 1990s. Yet, the situation that led him to community organizing was very typical: he had an absent father.
Community Programs Accelerator Selects Six South Side Nonprofits
Of the six South Side nonprofits selected to join the Community Programs Accelerator in 2016, one organization, eta Creative Arts Foundation, will join the core program and receive comprehensive support, while the other five organizations will receive project-based support at the associate level.
University Signs New Memorandum of Understanding With City of Chicago to Increase Opportunities
The University of Chicago and the city of Chicago have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding that outlines ways the University will work with the city, elected officials and the local community to further develop economic opportunities and jobs on the South Side.