Today is the first day of classes for the newest members of the UChicago family. This group of recent high school graduates are now full-blown college kids, lanyards and all.
UChicago is filled with opportunities to grow; not only academically, but outside of the classroom as well. UChicago students are curious, passionate, driven, and active—in fact, there are over 400 (and counting!) RSOs and student groups in the college alone.
So, incoming first-years, why should you get involved with UCDM? In short, you will never experience anything like Dance Marathon anywhere else. Have you ever wanted to make a difference in someone’s life? Here’s your chance. Get involved with UCDM and see how you can put your heart into a cause that unites hundreds of other hearts on campus—you can be a part of the UChicago family by making a difference in the life of a child.
Still not convinced? Involvement with UCDM is one of the best ways to make new friends via a mutual interest in helping others. You can join a participating student organization, serve as an executive board member or volunteer, showcase your talents for all to see, dance with a team of your closest friends, or attend any UCDM event throughout the year.
For more information about getting involved, check out the “Get Involved” page on our website. You can also contact Executive Chair Katie Burkhart at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may have.
Welcome to Chicago for what will undoubtedly be 4 of the best years of your life.
Don’t waste one minute; get involved! #FTK!
- 410 families received services from The Children’s Place Association, representing 34 neighborhoods across Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
- 482 hours of individual or group therapy were given to children and their care givers.
- 20 abused or neglected children suffering from HIV/AIDS were placed with loving, trained foster or adoptive parents.
- 39 children received 24-hour nursing care at the Residential Center.
- 102 children received early childhood education at the Early Learning Center .
- 86 HIV+ individuals and their family members received assistance with emergency food, rental and utility assistance, as well as affordable housing and education support through our case management program.
- 84 families received help with wills and guardianships to ensure secure futures for their children.
- 9 families found security through CPA’s supportive housing program.