MacArthur and an alliance of nine other Illinois foundations and 60 nonprofits today announced the launch of Count Me In, a state-wide campaign to boost by 37 percent the number of hard-to-count populations in the 2010 census. It is the largest philanthropic effort to promote census participation in a single state and is expected to help increase Illinois’ share of federal funds to state and local governments. The $1.2 million campaign will combine innovative public education campaigns, community outreach, new media, trainings, special events and other grassroots activities designed to increase the mail-back rate of census forms from select Illinois communities.
October 16, 2013 - From The Field
The Data Dictionary will serve as a resource for anyone interested in understanding what data is collected by city agencies and departments, how and if it may be accessed, and in what format it exists. Read More
October 11, 2013 - Publication
A paper produced by Living Cities explores the traits and components of successful cross-sector partnerships that can yield innovative efforts to solve deeply entrenched societal problems. Read More
October 7, 2013 - Publication
A case study analyzes how the initiative successfully helped 5,000 public housing residents prepare for and find quality jobs by connecting low-skilled, low income job seekers to workforce development resources. Read More