CUP has been working in Chicago for over 20 years. We are based on the Westside of Chicago working in the neighborhoods of Austin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale. We partner in ministry in these neighborhoods with amazing partners including Circle Urban Ministries, Grace and Peace Ministries and Lawndale Community Church. Our program is about training, community, service and spiritual disciplines.
Students leave Spring Break Chicago Urban Program with a deeper understanding of God’s love for all people, compelling them to missionally engage the campus, their community and the world. They learn together about the Gospel’s redemptive message about ethnic identity, poverty, and injustice through discussions, devotionals, testimonies, teaching, and experience in the community. They also partner with and learning from ministries in the community. And they grow together through communal spiritual disciplines, working in community, and learning to understand differences.