Grantee Profile

DePaul University

Grants to DePaul University

  • $550,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media is the home of the Chicago Hive Learning Network and the Digital Youth Network, two key projects of MacArthur's Digital Media and Learning initiative. This grant supports the development of new activities that meet the recently-released common core standards for language arts in secondary education, to be implemented in existing programs in YOUmedia and the Hive Learning Network. Successfully piloted tasks will inform the development of a set of tools, templates, and assessments (in the form of digital badges) that can be used in both traditional classrooms and out-of-school settings.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media is the home of the Chicago Hive Learning Network and the Digital Youth Network, two key projects of MacArthur's digital media and learning initiative. Under the direction of Professor Nichole Pinkard, founder of the Digital Youth Network, this grant will be used to develop and deploy digital badges for skills and competencies acquired in the Hive Learning Network, including literacy badges that acknowledge the writing skills; fashion badges that recognize skills in creativity, collaboration, graphic design, technology, presentation, etc.; and mentor badges for the adults working with youth in these areas.

  • $2,400,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 3 years)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — DePaul University's Institute for Housing Studies is part of The Preservation Compact, which was created to advance a comprehensive approach to preserving affordable rental housing in Cook County, Illinois to help reverse the long-term trend of affordable rental housing loss and promote policies and activities to preserve 75,000 affordable rental units by 2020. The Institute will use this grant to maintain and update its extensive database and website, produce relevant rental housing reports, and engage academics to analyze local and regional housing trends, to provide current and accurate data and analysis to Compact participants, policymakers and advocates.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support research, a data clearinghouse, and coordination of public agencies that participate in The Preservation Compact.

  • $3,500,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a data clearinghouse, research, and a council to coordinate public agencies that are key members of the Preservation Compact (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded DePaul University $7,800,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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