The Woodlawn Residential Commons project, which opened in October 2020, employed a total of 68 workers, including Washington Park resident Michelle King, from the zip codes that represent the University’s nine-neighborhood focus area on the South Side according to contractor data.
Every time Jason Bonaparte drives by UChicago Medicine’s Center for Care and Discovery (CCD), he says, “I look up at that tall, shiny masterpiece and think: There’s my work.”
The people in charge of buying supplies for large institutions can be a tough group to reach, according to Jackie Dyess, owner of Inter-City Supply, a Chatham-based distributor of janitorial and office supplies and a certified minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE).
The University of Chicago celebrates the existing infrastructure and rich cultural assets of its adjacent communities.
The University of Chicago‘s first-ever construction trades fair attracted more than 300 people to learn about the path to apprenticeship and career opportunities.
Partnership with Turner School of Construction Management could further goals to diversify campus contracting