University Community Service Center

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Founded:
1996
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Applications for Alternative Spring Break 2019 are now open! The deadline to apply is January 18th. ASB is a five-day program during which 15 selected undergraduate students live, work, and learn together with organizations in the Woodlawn neighborhood to participate in service activities, reflection, exploration of social justice topics, and engagement with community leaders and residents.

The 2019 ASB program runs from March 23 to March 27.
Please contact Nick Currie (ncurrie@uchicago.edu) for more information or with questions. Click below to learn more and apply! www.ucsc.uchicago.edu/asb
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The UCPD Community Relations Department was a big help to the UCSC and led the Winter Clothing Collection Drive. They delivered the items yesterday, we could not more thankful for all their generosity and service.

The Winter Clothing Drive is still going on through January! Bring back some of your used winter gear from home when returning to campus after the break, and donate to a great cause.
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Check out our holiday post on Instagram where we asked our UCSC Staff and Interns an important question. Good luck to everyone with finals, and happy holidays from the UCSC!
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The Summer Links Application is live! Check out our promotional video with student and employer testimonial to learn about why you should apply to this unique program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdSbLYUKCaE&t=13s

Summer Links is a 10-week (6/24/19-8/30/19) social justice education internship program for a cohort of 20 undergraduate students committed to public service, community-building, and social change. Students receive a $4,000 stipend.

The application involves a resume, three short essays, and two letters of recommendation. All components should be submitted by February 25, 2019, and students can apply here: https://ucsc.uchicago.edu/content/summer-links-student-application#overlay-context=page/summer-links

For more information or questions, email Chris Huff at cdhuff@uchicago.edu or visit https://ucsc.uchicago.edu/page/summer-links-2019-student-application
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The Human Experience through Culinary Arts: Natalie Moore, author of The South Side, and Maya-Camille Broussard, creator of Justice of the Pies and contributing author to Feed the Resistance, will speak together under the theme of food justice, followed by a book-signing and pie-tasting!

The event takes place on Tuesday, December 11 at 6 PM at Gordon Parks Assembly Hall 5815 (S Kimbark Ave., Chicago). RSVP at the link on the flyer below!
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Alternative Spring Break is a five-day program, during which 15 selected undergraduate students live, work, and learn together at an organization (Living Hope Church/Hope Works Community Development) to participate in service activities, reflection, exploration of social justice topics, and engagement with community leaders and residents.

The 2019 ASB program dates are: March 23 to March 27, 2019. Applications will open on December 14th, and close on January 8th.

Please contact Nick Currie (ncurrie@uchicago.edu) for more information, questions, or concerns.
ucsc.uchicago.edu/asb
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UCSC is offering NEW Academic Year Internship Opportunities (Summer Links):

Chicago Commission on Human Relations - The intern will be asked to conduct an analysis to determine city complaints by 16 protected classes of race, religion, gender, etc., and analyze hate crime patterns in Chicago by looking at different types, victims, and perpetrators.

Chicago Urban League - This internship is for students wanting to gain experience in valuation research, focusing on internal programming. Evaluation & Learning is a process at CUL to promote economic empowerment, educational opportunity, and social justice for African Americans in Chicago.

Teamwork Englewood - The intern aids in the operations of the Re-entry Support Center, performing direct case management services to the client in areas of job placement, legal counseling, expungement/sealing and conduct topic-specific workshops, trainings, and resource fairs.

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization - This intern will help research transportation and infrastructure in and around Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood, to work side-by-side with LVEJO policy associates and community organizers.

See the flyer below for more information!

The deadline to apply is December 3rd, and all interested students should email Chris Huff (cdhuff@uchicago.edu) their resume and a cover letter to confirm interests in the program.
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Hello socially minded UChicago students!

The Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) and Career Advancement’s UCIEP program is pleased to let you know they have just opened applications for the Milgrom Education Impact Fellowship, a tutoring program with a community organization.

This paid fellowship runs during the Winter/Spring 2019 quarters and is designed to connect you with students in our community by serving as tutors and mentors in various capacities. Last year, over 50 students answered this call to serve, and together, we worked with over 1,400 students and 20+ local schools and community centers. We also met as workshop participants to learn from community leaders and reflect on how the experience was shaping our notions of self, other, and our future.

Brief info sessions will be held on November 26th (https://uchicago.joinhandshake.com/events/228687) and November 29th (https://uchicago.joinhandshake.com/events/228686), and Fellows will be selected prior to final exams.

Please contact Andy Tousignant atousignant@uchicago.edu or Giovanna Decastro gsdecastro@uchicago.edu if you have any questions. Apply to become a Milgrom Fellow by December 2 at this Handshake link: https://uchicago.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2142322
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'Tis the Season! Our Winter Clothing Drive is in full swing, and donations for men, women, and children are all welcome! Clothes can be dropped off from November 12th to January 10th at the Edelstone Building (6030 S Ellis Ave).

This event is presented by The Student Civic Engagement Center in collaboration with the CSRSO Homeless Food Run.

To request a collection box or pickup, or ask questions/concerns, call Cathy at (773)-753-4483 or email at cwoolfolk@uchicago.edu

Happy Holidays!
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Thank you to all who came out to our Dinner Dialogue last Thursday hosted at Chicago Youth Programs!
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Halloween Study Break is well underway! Stop by the UCSC now to decorate pumpkins, play Halloween games, make spooky crafts, and eat some delicious snacks and candy! See you there!
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Join the UIC Social Justice Initiative tomorrow night for a screening of The Debt of Dictators at the Pop-Up JUST Art Gallery (1344 S. Halsted St.) at 6:00 pm. The screening will be floowed by a discussion and refreshments. RSVP here for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/student-debt-a-national-crisis-tickets-49051593637?mc_eid=58387c9f0e&mc_cid=1ab4862624

The Debt of Dictators gives a glimpse into how the lending of billions of dollars by multinational banks and international financial institutions to dictators from three third-world countries impacts the health, education, and welfare of its citizens.
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Election Day is right around the corner, so UChiVotes wants to remind you to request your absentee ballot before the end of this week.
If you don't know how to get your ballot, or if you're not sure if you're registered yet, just visit http://www.uchicago.turbovote.org and the website will walk you right through it step-by-step.
If you need a stamp and an envelope to request your ballot, just walk over to the IOP (5707 S. Woodlawn Ave) and ask the front desk for one of each. And don't forget to participate in the Pledge to Vote campaign here: http://www.uchivotes.com/pledge-to-vote
The best time to make your voice heard is now.
Request your ballot, and happy election season!
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The Day of Action event culminated the 11th Annual Clinton Global University Initiative (CGI U) meeting hosted by the University of Chicago after two days of plenary sessions and skill-building workshops for more than 1,000 student leaders from across the globe.

The event was kicked off at XS Tennis and Education Foundation in Washington Park with remarks from the University of Chicago Vice President for Civic Engagement and External Affairs Derek Douglas, Chelsea Clinton, XS Tennis founder Kamau Murray, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. More than 600+ volunteers (CGI U attendees; UChicago students, staff, alumni; XS Tennis students, family, Board members) contributed to various service projects proposed by 9 organizations including Rise Against Hunger and the Washington Park service sites of UChicago Arts + Public Life - Arts Incubator, Burke Elementary School, Chicago Youth Programs, Coppin Community Center, DuSable Museum of African American History, Dyett High School, KLEO Community Family Life Center, and Sweet Water Foundation. 77,000 meals were packaged to be sent to developing countries!
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The Historic Pullman Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help “Restore the Tree Canopy,” by planting a number of trees on parkways in their Historic District.

Gather for coffee & breakfast at the Pullman Visitor Center (11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave.) at 8:45 am on Saturday 10/27, and spend the morning planting trees generously given to Pullman Garden Club and the National Monument District by a grant from Openlands.

This volunteer opportunity runs from 8:45am to noon on Saturday 10/27. For further information please contact Susan James: ‭(773) 980-8536‬ or Tom Shepherd: (773) 370-3305
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Speak Arabic, Chinese, French, or Spanish? Are you interested in being a part of the Open Exchange cohort for the 2018-2019 academic school year? Applications are due on Monday, 10/15!
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Open House Chicago is taking place this weekend, October 13 & 14, sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Center. Sign up today to volunteer for this exciting event!

Volunteers are needed downtown, in south and west side neighborhoods, and citywide on Sunday afternoon. Follow the link to register: https://openhousechicago.org/volunteer/

For more information, visit the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/283961685543670/
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UChicago students: Don't miss this exciting gallery visit to Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) on Tuesday 10/16! Transportation and dinner are included for this free event with your UCID. There are still spots available, sign up today: https://bit.ly/2EghWnj
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Attention UChicago class of 2022! Applications are due TODAY for Seeds of Justice, a year-long community-building and leadership development program. Read more & apply at: http://ucsc.uchicago.edu/page/seeds-justice
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The DuSable Museum of African American History in Washington Park has two jobs openings available for IMMEDIATE hire: Archives Assistants and Exhibition Ambassadors. Your interest in African American history or art, or the ability to interact with visitors, primarily PreK-12th grade is a plus. For more information email Erica Griffin at egriffin@dusablemuseum.org or call (773) 420-2724.
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Chabad Jewish Center (Chabad of Hyde Park) is looking to immediately hire 1 or 2 Federal Work-Study students at $13.50 an hour to help prepare and cleanup for the Center’s weekly Friday night dinners. The position requires 2 to 6 hours per week. Free dinner is included.

To learn more about this position, please contact Yossi Brackman at (773) 955-8672 or via email at chabad@uchicago.edu.

Chabad is a Jewish organization that provides Jewish educational and social services to students at the University of Chicago. Chabad is located in Hyde Park at 5700 S. Woodlawn Avenue. Jewish Maroons - Chabad
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Hey voters! Chicago Early In-Person Voting for the election on November 6th open right now ONLY at a New Loop Super Site!

See the flyer below for more information.
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On Saturday, September 29, 190 student volunteers contributed service projects at 14 South Side community partner organizations. Projects ranged from cleaning raised beds for community gardeners to grow for the coming year to painting classrooms to canvasing the Woodlawn neighborhood blocks with fliers about academic enrichment and job assistance programs, and much more!
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