1990s

Actual Birth of UCIGC

The 1990s brought yet another wave of immigration, which led to a need for an organized community administration as families took new root in the area - thus the birth of the Uganda Community in Greater Chicago.
1980s

The community Continues growing

In the 1980S, more Ugandans fleeing the civil war joined the Diaspora in a quest to restart life and escape the uncertainty and insecurity in the country.
1970s

The community starts growing

By the beginning of the 1970s, the community started growing as Ugandan citizens started leaving their country in a bid to escape the iron hand of Dictator Idi Amin Dada.
1960s

Moving of first residents

The first residents of the Uganda Community came as students in the late 1960s.

Community Settlement

Uganda Community is known to live in the entire Chicago Metropolitan and her adjacent Illinois cities and suburbs, thus defining the name Uganda Community in Greater Chicago Inc. Settlement of Ugandans in Chicago is therefore distributed based on the families work place, community preference, and search for were one’s heart calls a home.

Education

Most Ugandans in greater Chicago have pursued their education in different disciplines, including Medicine, Nursing, Accounting, Social Services, Education, Religious studies, Hotel management, Music, Photography and Video coverage, Computer scientist, Biologist, Engineers, Journalism, among so many professional disciplines.

The community continues to encourage and seek guidance to see more Uganda immigrants realize the American dream in many different ways through encouragement.

What We Do

The community has carried out many social activities/ events listed below

  • Civic Educational Seminars
  • Cultural Education Awareness Events
  • Provision of Self-help-Resources on this website and Literature through the UCiGC Newsletter
  • Youth Interactive Discussions and Meetings
  • Cook Outs
  • Weddings
  • Babyshowers
  • Birth-Days
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduations
  • Religious ceremonies

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