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Volunteer Assistance

University of Chicago students serve as volunteers, partners and advocates at schools and youth–focused programs around Chicago.

Neighborhood Schools Program

All of my classes here have taught me more than just the information presented in the lecture or in the textbook.

—Christine Schmidt, Class of ’17

Each year, the Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) matches 300 University of Chicago undergraduate and graduate students to 50 sites in communities on the South Side of Chicago—including public schools, local government offices and community centers. Together, these students provide more than 30,000 hours of much–needed support in both paid and volunteer capacities. For more information about site partnerships, visit http://nsp.uchicago.edu/partnerships/.

University Community Service Center

The UCSC cultivates partnerships between CPS and University of Chicago students through 20 community service–based organizations involving more than 50,000 volunteer hours. The UCSC also helps to foster productive, respectful, and sustainable working relationships with community organizations and leaders.

With more than 70 recognized student organizations dedicated to service at the University of Chicago, UCSC provides financial, organizational, and leadership support via Community Service Recognized Student Organizations (CSRSO). For more information about community partnership opportunities, visit http://ucsc.uchicago.edu.