Civic Knowledge Project

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The Civic Knowledge Project

The Civic Knowledge Project (CKP) is the office for community engagement within the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. Established in July of 2003, The Civic Knowledge Project aims to build programs and institutional affiliations that enhance the circulation of knowledge on the South Side of Chicago across lines of race, ethnicity, class, and religion. A particular concern for the project is to make the knowledge of the University of Chicago community available to other communities on the South Side and to draw the wealth of knowledge that exists in other South Side communities into the intellectual world of the University.

The Civic Knowledge Project
The long-term goal is to weave together the cultural fabric of the South Side's diverse communities, among them the University community, and by so doing to enhance democratic practice.