Civic Knowledge Project

The Civic Knowledge Project (CKP) is the community connections branch of the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and it generates, often in collaboration with the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, a wide range of special projects, including courses.

The CKP’s mission is to develop and strengthen community connections through top quality, humanities-based educational programming, helping to overcome the social, economic, and racial divisions among the various knowledge communities on the South Side of Chicago. The Civic Knowledge Project provides an extraordinary array of ways for students of all ages to learn more about Chicago and the issues its confronts, and to get involved in actively working to make it a better place, advancing the forms of civic friendship that matter most. Working with many local institutions, the CKP combines a commitment to academic excellence with a sense of social justice.