University Community Service Center

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Happy National Student Employee Appreciation Week from UCSC! UCSC’s student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative and play a key role in our operational excellence.

A special thank you to Jimmy John's Hyde Park for their support of National Student Employee Appreciation Week!
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The Odyssey Engaged Summer Program provides a small cohort of undergraduate students interested in public service careers with a combination of academic enrichment, professional mentorship, hands-on experience, and industry exposure. This is a paid opportunity, and upon successful completion of the internship, capstone project, and course requirements, each Odyssey Engaged Intern will receive course credit. Apply by 4/30!
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Each year, University Community Service Center recognizes the extraordinary commitment of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners who engage in the building of a more just Chicago and world. We encourage you to nominate those who are deserving of this recognition. Please submit your nominations by Friday, May 10.

Awardees will be recognized at the University Community Service Center and UChicago Civic Engagement reception on Friday, June 7, during Alumni Weekend.

Submit your nominations here!
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Current UChicago students: The University of Chicago Center for Identity + Inclusion is holding a discussion with Dr. Candice Norcott on Monday, 4/22. Dr. Norcott will explore how race and gender intersect in the pursuit of higher education and influence how students experience average and not-so-average stressors during their campus years. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here:
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Donations are being accepted now through April 29th for the Women in Public Service Program's toiletries drive for incarcerated women. See below for more info and drop-off locations!
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Attention UChicago Students! CHPV is launching a "Village Visitors" program in the Hyde Park community and is seeking student volunteers. This program matches volunteers with older residents who may be more or less homebound and would welcome a regular visitor. See the flier below for more info.
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Attention UChicago Students eligible for Federal Work-Study: There are multiple employers seeking to hire students for spring quarter and this summer. Read more about these jobs below, and visit Handshake (College students) & Grad Gargoyle (Grad students) to explore even more FWS job opportunities!

Tutor/Teacher Aid - Future Ties
• Work with students ages 5-12 with homework/activities

Strategy and Operations Intern - XS Tennis and Education Foundation
• Support CEO/COO with strategy and operation needs

Youth Mentor/Homework Assistance Leader (Oakwood Shores OR Cornerstone/Willard) - The Community Builders (Oakwood Shores) (Cornerstone/Willard)
• Planning, implementing, and evaluating homework assistance program for 1st grade through 12th

Junior Community Life CLQ Resident Specialist (Oakwood Apartments) - The Community Builders
• Ensuring resident’s community success through close work with property management, building and sustaining relationships with local and regional partners, and working one-on-one with residents to assist them in achieving their goals

Lead Peace Guide Internship - Strive
• Lead a collaborative effort to develop curriculum and guide a small group of youth through the activities of the Summer Peace Camp which will include community circles, art projects music exploration, hands-on academic investigations and more.

Summer Peace Camp Program Assistant - Strive
• Assist the program director with attendance, coordination of field trips, lunch and clean-up supervision, parent communication and form collection, and oversight of program activities
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Save the date for the Fourth Annual Washington Park Arts Festival on Saturday, May 4th! Join us for an afternoon of music and dance performances, art activities, and community building hosted at Chicago Youth Programs
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Help mothers experiencing homelessness by donating to our Purses that Pamper drive, running now through 5/3. Donate new or gently used purses and items at our office! See the flier below for more info.
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Attend a free communication workshop designed by behavioral scientists from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and improv experts from the Second City! In this workshop, you will explore different communication styles and make a meaningful contribution to ongoing scientific research. Learn more and RSVP here:
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Our Alternative Spring Break team is off to a great start, doing service and engaging deeply with each other and our community partners at Hope Works Community Development and beyond.

Here's part of the team last weekend at the 10th Annual Woodlawn Community Summit, kickstarting their work learning about and building meaningful, mutual relationships with organizations and individuals in Woodlawn. Through Wednesday, they'll continue to have engaging and mutual experiences building community, supporting partners, and bridging campus and city.

Learn more about Alternative Spring Break, and the rest of our civic engagement work, at
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UChicago Medicine's Urban Health Initiative (UHI) team is preparing to celebrate its 17th Annual Day of Service and Reflection (DOSAR) on Saturday, May 18th.

DOSAR is a day that brings UChicago Medicine faculty, staff, students, friends and families to the South Side of Chicago for a morning of community service. Last year's DOSAR event included over 300 volunteers who worked on various community service projects (i.e. gardening, painting and carpentry) around Chicago's south side.

Save the Date for UHI's DOSAR event on May 18th! Info to follow soon on registration.
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Join Chef Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef, for a conversation about Native American farming, harvesting, cultural history, and more presented by Thought for Food. This event is on Wednesday, April 10th! RSVP for this event at
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Photos from UCSC's Dinner Dialogue at The Community Builders on March 7, 2019. Thank you to all who participated!
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UPDATE: UCSC's Day of Service for Earth Day will now take place on Saturday, April 20th. More information is coming soon on registration and volunteer sites!
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Looking for a summer internship with a professional theater in Chciago? The Goodman Theatre is now accepting applications for multiple summer internship positions! Visit their website to learn more and fill out an application:
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We had a blast at our Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, featuring delicious treats from our very own staff! Happy Mardi Gras from UCSC 💜💚💛
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Call for volunteers! Louder Than a Bomb, the largest youth poetry festival in the world, is seeking volunteers from this week through March 17th. Each year over 1,000 youth poets sharing their original work in slam-style poetry bouts, judged by a panel of 5 judges. No previous experience is necessary. The main qualification to be a judge is an excitement and willingness to listen to the stories of young people.

Volunteer roles include: Time Keeper, Greeter/Check In, Judge, and Merchandise and Ticket Sellers. Those interested in volunteering for the festival can sign up here: or email
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UChicago students: Do you want to share your passion for art with middle school students in the community? Volunteer with local artist Ronda Brown at her weekly art class: Raise Your Voice: Art & Activism. This class is held on Fridays 4:00-5:30pm running from February 1- March 8 at University of Chicago Charter School-Woodlawn Campus (6300 S. University).

For more information contact Todd Barnett, Director of Partnerships, Family and Community Engagement: (773) 834-4027,
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Summer Links 2019 is still accepting applications through this Monday, 2/25! Through Summer Links, students learn about the city of Chicago as well as methods of effecting social change, including direct service, advocacy and activism, community organizing, public policy, social entrepreneurship, and more. Apply on our website:
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Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of how non-profits work? Come to the South Side Leadership Summit, co-sponsored by UChicago Civic Engagement and the Fried Public Policy and Service Program! Join us for the opportunity to learn about local non-profit leaders and their impact within the South Side community. In a round-table setting, you will be able to discuss missions, methods and means of starting a non-profit, and non-profit initiatives on the South Side. You can also learn from industry practitioners about their experiences and varied career paths in the social sector. Opportunities for additional engagement with these non-profits will be available! The event is free, and food will be provided. Feel free to bring a friend or two.

This event is on Thursday, February 21st from 5-7 pm in
Ida Noyes, West Lounge. RSVP on Handshake:
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UChicago Civic Engagement is hosting the Community Programs Accelerator’s Fifth Anniversary event: Five Years Forward on Friday, March 8th. Please join OCE in celebrating the first five years of connecting South Side nonprofit organizations to the resources of the University of Chicago through the Community Programs Accelerator, and announcing exciting new collaborations with community and University partners. Please RSVP here by March 1st!
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Join UCSC and Neighborhood Schools Program at the University of Chicago tomorrow for our annual Crockpot Cook-Off Contest!
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