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
The Foundation supports prevention of youth violence and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them.