At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Woodlawn Children’s Promise Zone Summer University 2010 – Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Woodlawn Children’s Promise Zone (WCPZ) is a collaborative effort to dramatically improve our children’s lives from cradle to college and onward to career. We will do this through a broad array of community-based supports in our ten partner schools: Carnegie, Dulles, Dumas, Fermi, Fiske, Sexton, Till, UC Woodlawn, Wadsworth, and Woodlawn.

As a part of this initiative, WCPZ aims to expand summer learning among students and community members by
  1. Broadly advertising existing summer programs around Woodlawn
  2. Sponsoring select programs
  3. Inviting members of the community to propose new programming through this RFP that will support the development of summer opportunities that are not just for the community but also by the community. This is a long-term vision for growth that will understandably have to start small, so applicants are advised that WCPZ’s program sponsorship will be considerably limited in this first summer. However, we will gladly reconsider proposals during the future requests for proposals.

Please Remember:
  • Proposals are due by 5PM, Monday, May 24 by email (, fax (773.256.6949), or in person at the Apostolic Church of God, 63rd and Dorchester 
  • Programs are eight weeks from July 5 (or 6) to August 27
  • RFPs must target students entering grades 6 through 8 or adult residents of Woodlawn
  • Use your creativity and personal experience in developing your program
  • Volunteer and in-kind services are encouraged to help us sponsor more programs
  • Student program providers will be required to have a CPS Background Screening for all instructors/staff and must work in settings with insurance coverage for participants
Proposals will be selected by the Woodlawn Children’s Promise Zone Community Schools Committee, based on how well the program addresses the priorities below. Proposals that address more than one of the following priority areas are encouraged.

Click here for more about the RFP and applications information or contactSamuel E. Dyson, Associate Director Woodlawn Children's Promise Zone 773.256.6944

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