A case study assessing Opportunity Chicago, which was supported by MacArthur through the Partnership for New Communities, 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. Opportunity Chicago was a “collective impact” effort that brought together government agencies, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and employers in a collaborative framework for development and integration of resources and services needed to meet the needs of the city’s public housing residents.

Community & Economic Development, Chicago, Community Development, United States