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Community Engagement

We encourage students to connect with the greater Chicago community thoughtfully and further develop a

commitment to our people and humanity.

The Talmud teaches that after 30 days of living in a place, the new resident is responsible to contribute to the public welfare. Students who participated in Jewish life in high school often come to campus wanting to continue with their commitment to activism, advocacy, and community service. We are glad to provide them ways of doing so through a Jewish lens.

If you're interested in building these programs at Hillel, be in touch with Jenn to get involved!

BYIC: Our South Side Stories

BYIC is a collaborative arts-focused cohort that runs through winter and spring quarters and culminates with an arts showcase. Students in the College will work with and mentor high school students from the Bronzeville area throughout the duration of the program, as the cohort discusses topics related to identity, representation, ownership of narrative, and arts advocacy. BYIC encourages all students to explore their identities and tell their stories through diverse forms of arts expression, and it challenges students to question what they think they already know about the people and the world around them. This program is a partnership between Hillel and the University Community Service Center, made possible from the support of the Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization.

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Hillel Green Team

The Green Team is Hillel's environmental justice group, which hosts campus clean-ups, Jewish learning classes, plant-based potlucks, and more!

Email Jenn to get involved!

SCU:BA Summer Coding Camp

The Computer Science Department at the University of Chicago in partnership with Hillel and Code Your Dreams are collaborating on the SCU:BA – Summer Coding @ UChicago:  Builders Academy program. support of the Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization.


Learn more here

Repair the World Internship

Powered by Hillel International and Repair the World, this program equips students to engage their peers in community service and civic engagement.

Email Jenn to learn more!

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