The White House sees Chicago’s New Communities Program as a source for ideas on urban revitalization for the nation, the director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Adolfo Carrión, Jr., told 500 local leaders, community activists, and volunteers at the program’s annual assembly. The New Communities Program, the nation’s largest community and economic development effort, is a MacArthur-supported initiative to improve 16 low-income Chicago neighborhoods.
Community & Economic Development
MacArthur has a longstanding commitment to the vitality of Chicago’s neighborhoods and the city and region as a whole. The Foundation supports neighborhood revitalization, prevention of youth violence, and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is also exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them.