Rush Community Service Initiatives Program
The Rush Community Service Initiatives Program, or RCSIP, was established in 1991 and is a network of community service programs matching Rush students’ interests to the social and health care needs of Chicago. A robust interprofessional program with volunteers from all four of Rush University’s colleges, RCSIP provides services to more than 10,000 community members annually through programs that focus on the following:
- Providing health care to people in underserved communities
- Educating the community about healthy living and disease prevention and management
- Training and educating young people about the wide range of career opportunities in health sciences
With the guidance of Rush faculty who volunteer alongside Rush students, RCSIP’s mission is to provide healthcare to underserved Chicago communities, educate the community about healthy living and disease prevention and management, and train and educate young people about career opportunities in health sciences.
In 2019, The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center raised more than $500,000 for the Rush Community Service Initiatives Program. This endowment will provide long-term funding for these important experiences that enhance each student’s ability to develop patient relationships, care for diverse populations, and fulfill community-based needs.