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Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change

The Women's Leadership and Resource Center is one of seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC), under the Office of Diversity, Equity & Engagement.

The Centers are committed to student retention through intercultural engagement, vibrant scholarship, mentorship, and dynamic community partnerships focused on social justice.

Through engaged-learning opportunities and ongoing acts of activism and advocacy, the Centers validate the lived experiences of historically marginalized students, thus welcoming them to be their full selves and improving their overall student success at UIC.

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Heritage garden interns and community members at an event where they volunteer to harvest and collect plants.

The UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning project with an internship program. Student interns work with faculty, staff, and community members to connect horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, and social justice. There are currently 8 satellite gardens on the east side of campus. The seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) collaborate on this project with program infrastructure provided by the Latino Cultural Center. The internship program is funded by the UIC Sustainability Fee.