Welcome to Southside Scribblers

Community Service Organization with the University of Chicago

** Recipient of the 2012 University of Chicago Unsung RSO Award in recognition of exceptional hard-work and contribution to Hyde Park elementary schools.

Southside Scribblers is a registered community service organization with the University of Chicago’s University Community Service Center.

We run after school creative writing program at various Hyde Park elementary schools in Chicago. We are a student-led, student-run organization comprised of volunteers from the University of Chicago.

Our program mission is to get kids excited about being creative, excited about writing, and excited about creative writing by supervising writing activities to children ranging from 2nd grade to 6th grade.


For more information on our program, please contact us here.




The University of Chicago Chronicle:

Chicago Studies at the University of Chicago: https://blogs.uchicago.edu/chicagostudies/2012/01/words_that_matter_teaching_cre.html


Leadership Team Be a Volunteer! Participating Schools




Program Times:


St. Thomas the Apostle School
5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
Mondays 3:45-4:45 PM

Phillip Murray Elementary Language Academy
5335 S Kenwood Ave., Chicago
Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 PM

Bret Harte Elementary School
1556 E. 56th St., Chicago
Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm