Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new $500,000 investment to expand YOUmedia, the MacArthur-supported youth learning space that opened at the Chicago Public Library’s downtown Harold Washington Library Center in 2009, to six new branch locations. The funding will increase the number of teens who receive training in web design, digital media production, and programming by 25 percent.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.