With support from MacArthur and four other foundations, the City of Chicago and Cook County launched One Summer Chicago, an initiative to provide kids an expanded array of summer programs, keep them off the streets, and prevent youth violence. Summer athletic, artistic, and academic classes will be offered in Garfield Park, Englewood, Woodlawn and Little Village neighborhoods, which are part of the New Communities Program, a MacArthur-supported, comprehensive community revitalization effort in 16 Chicago neighborhoods. The summer programs will be studied to see which work best to prevent violence.
Community & Economic Development
Helping to increase social and economic opportunities for low-income Chicagoans, MacArthur supports the New Communities Program, a comprehensive community revitalization effort in 16 Chicago neighborhoods, as well as communication of its lessons learned to other cities and the field.