Modules: Introductory Training
for Civic Impact
Preparing UChicago students for positive impact in Chicago and beyond
Certificate Program participants prepare themselves for urban study and engagement by completing at least three (3) of the Office of Civic Engagement's (OCE's) new civic impact introductory training modules. New in 2017-2018, OCE has developed this series of introductory, not-for-credit training experiences to orient and prepare UChicago students for community engagement and positive impact in the city.
OCE is curating these opportunities across campus and throughout Chicago in partnership with a wide range of University and community-based partners and covering a diverse array of topics (see below). They are designed to be "modular," i.e. self-contained trainings that students can take individually or in any combination based on the competencies they wish to develop. Though content and form will vary depending on the training, all modules share certain common characteristics.
Sample 2017-2018 Modules and Contributing Partners
Civic Journalism South Side Weekly
Community Organizing Chicago Freedom School
Education Neighborhood Schools Program
Environmental Activism Office of Sustainability
Political Activism Institute of Politics
Urban Research UChicago Urban
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The example trainings and partners above represent a few of the core modules that will be available beginning in 2017-2018. Other experiences (such as Seeds of Justice, Chicago Bound, and Emerging Minds Project) may also fulfill one or more module requirements -- discuss during your initial Certificate advising appointment.
Beginning in Fall 2017, students will be able to find the most up-to-date details on module registration, timing, and documentation in Blueprint, UChicago's web-based information system for student organizations and student life.