The University of Chicago’s thirty-year-old Neighborhood Schools Program employs University students to work in elementary and high school classrooms in communities surrounding the University.
The University of Chicago’s Civic Knowledge Project runs “Winning Words: Orate, Debate, Enact/Verbal Arts for Democratic Practice,” a set of after school humanities programs, including debate and theater courses, for local middle school students.
The University of Chicago Community Service Center runs a quarterly, two-week-long Absolute Value Math Camp for local seventh and eight grade students.
Chicago Youth Programs, Inc. runs several tutoring programs in Washington Park, Uptown and Cabrini-Green designed to improve the life opportunities and health of at-risk youth.  On campus, they are represented by the Friends of Washington Park Youth, a student-run group.
The Woodlawn After School Kids Program, a University of Chicago student group, provides volunteer tutors to young children in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
The Blue Gargoyle, just off campus in University Church, provides adult and youth education initiatives alongside counseling and employment services.
MetorSquash combines equal parts squash and tutoring three days a week after school for 5th and 6th grade Chicago Public students.
The Black Star Project seeks to motivate students in Chicago Public Schools by brining charismatic role models to speak in classrooms.
At the University of Chicago Law School, students run StreetLaw, a volunteer outreach program designed to introduce local 11th and 12th grade students to fundamental legal concepts and discuss policy issues.
Wonder Women, a program run out of the University of Chicago Community Service Center, provides a female-focused approach to female health care and sex education for middle school students enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools.
Career Preparation
The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at the University of Chicago prepares University students to teach in challenging urban education schools in an extraordinarily intensive two-year program that culminates with a MAT degree, an Illinois K-9 teaching certificate and assistance finding a position in a Chicago Public School.
Chicago Teaching Fellows is a highly-selective alternate certification program that places fellows in needy Chicago Public Schools as they obtain their certification at a local University.
Inner-City Teaching Corp (ICTC) places recent college graduates in two-year teaching positions in Chicago classrooms.