Welcome! 

At South Side Civic we hope to build a community of south siders interested in open data and its civic applications. We bring together students, community members, and leaders of civic organizations to learn about civic problems and how to work together to solve them. 

Participants come from various backgrounds, including, but not limited to, computer science, political science and public policy, economics, geography, visual art, civic innovation and leadership, etc.

Our flagship event is the Civic Scopeathon, and this year we will be bringing together community members and civic leaders for our 7th Annual Civic Scopeathon!

Scopeathon 2021 will be held Saturday, November 13th and Sunday, November 14th.

If you are a nonprofit organization in Chicago, please fill out the interest form here.

If you are a UChicago graduate student interested in participating, applications will open the first week of the Fall quarter. Feel free to email us at ChicagoSouthSideCivic@gmail.com.

Please reach out with any questions!

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