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The Monsignor John J. Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships (UECP) plays a central role in advancing DePaul faculty and student engagement with public agencies, nonprofits, and community-based organizations and schools.
Through innovative scholarship, technical assistance and educational partnerships, UECP addresses critical social issues in Chicago. The Office directly builds on the prior work of the Egan Urban Center and the life's work of Monsignor Egan who dedicated himself to social and racial justice in Chicago.
Central to UECP's approach is building on individual and community strengths through developing authentic, long-term partnerships. The Office draws on Asset-based Community Development (ABCD) methodology as its central approach to fostering the the capacity of Chicago residents to engage in neighborhood transformation and problem solving.
Through the Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships (UECP), the Steans Center welcomes collaboration with community organizations on grant-funded projects to support technical assistance, training, and program and asset-development in Chicago area communities.
Please contact John Zeigler to discuss opportunities for grant-based partnership.