Civic Knowledge Project

Philosophy, like other disciplines in the Humanities, lends itself to larger forms of academic and intellectual life, including experiential and service learning, dialogical and participatory research, and project-based community engagement.  The Civic Knowledge Project (CKP) is a community connections program in the Office of Civic Engagement whose mission is to help overcome the social, economic, and racial divisions among the various knowledge communities on the South Side of Chicago.  Founded in 2003 by former Dean of the Humanities Danielle Allen, the CKP affords UChicago students, faculty and staff opportunities to do meaningful work with local schools and community centers in the mid-South Side communities.  Please check out our programs, which include the award-winning Winning Words precollege philosophy program that fosters the verbal arts of philosophical conversation and ethical reflection with students ranging from second grade through high school.  For more information please visit the Civic Knowledge Project, especially the Winning Words program page, or contact CKP Director Bart Schultz at rschultz@uchicago.edu or 773.834.3929. We welcome your participation! See also the Office of Civic Engagement Pathfinder website, which is a great resource for students seeking volunteer and internship opportunities.

Civic Knowledge Project