The Office of the Provost is actively working with campus and community partners to identify environmental engagement opportunities for faculty and other academic appointees. More information will be posted here when available. If you or your unit offer an environmental engagement opportunity that you would like to feature here, let us know.

Current opportunities through the Office of Civic Engagement and campus partners include:

Neighborhood Schools Program

The Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) is one of the University of Chicago’s longest-standing community outreach programs. Founded in 1976 as an effort to create pathways of engagement between the University and the local schools, our program has grown over the years to partner with 50 sites on Chicago’s South Side and involves over 350 student employees and volunteers engaging with 4,000 local students each year.

PME K-12 Educational Outreach Programs

The K-12 educational outreach programs of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) promote STEM fluency by providing hands-on and student-centered learning experiences for middle and high school students. Schools and teachers can use these programs as part of an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning. Some programs also include professional development components for teachers. To learn more about these programs, contact Laura Rico-Beck at

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