Neighborhood Schools Program supports South Side students, teachers, and families during remote learning
UChicago's Neighborhood Schools Program has worked closely with partner sites in recent months to optimize remote learning however possible, including through Jumpstart and Maroon Tutor Match.
A life-changing surprise: Two South Side high school seniors earn early admission, scholarships to UChicago
Mia Rodgers of South Chicago and Zenin Miller of Hyde Park learned they’ve been admitted to the University of Chicago College Class of 2025 and will have their tuition fully paid.
Women’s Board grant opens Maroon Tutor Match to more South Side students
With the help of the Women's Board Grant, the new South Side Community Scholarship Fund will sustain one-on-one tutoring scholarships with UChicago students for 66 local families.
University of Chicago helps elementary students build home libraries
UChicago is partnering with schools, nonprofit organizations and Scholastic Book Fairs to provide half a million free books through the UChicago My Very Own Library literacy program.
Neighborhood Schools Program celebrates another highly engaged school year at annual reception and awards ceremony
With more than 400 active University of Chicago students participating in Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) through the Office of Civic Engagement this school year, there was much to celebrate at NSP's annual reception and awards ceremony.
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.
UChicago Basketball Teams Engage With Nearly 1,000 South Side Students
Through a collaborative effort between both the women's and men's basketball teams, the University’s Neighborhood Schools Program, and College Admissions, UChicago student athletes were able to engage directly with nearly 1,000 Chicago Public Schools students on the South Side.
After-School Energy Rush
How can high school students help develop plans to clean the air in major U.S. cities? The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is finding out.
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.
NSP and UCSC Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries for Student Civic Engagement
The UCSC and the Neighborhood Schools Program together help more than 2,400 UChicago students get involved with the community each year through volunteering, community-based federal work-study jobs, tutoring, and support of local schools.
UChicago Launches New Scholarship Program for Chicago Teachers
In recognition of the important work of educators and in honor of their service to the city of Chicago, the University of Chicago is launching the Chicago Public Schools Educators Award Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship to attend UChicago for the children of educators in the Chicago Public Schools.
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.