Community Partnerships


The Department of Community Partnerships strives to create an equal and mutually beneficial collaboration between the school, the students, and the community partners with a balanced focus on service and learning in order to increase everyone's propensity to be more civically engaged and social justice minded through action-oriented scholarship.

What We Do

The Chicago School provides students with three gateways to collaborate with community partners: community assistantships, community-based research, and service learning. Through these approaches, students gain hands-on experience beyond the walls of a classroom.

Learn & Serve Fellowship

The annual Learn and Serve Leader Fellowship provides TCSPP students in the Chicagoland area with an opportunity to create, implement, and evaluate a community based project of their choice at a nonprofit organization. 

Get Involved

We help students find opportunities to advance their learning and reach their career goals through jobs, volunteer fairs, service learning courses, and more.

Service Learning

A teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and build new relationships with communities.

Get to Know Us

Learn about our staff.