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 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. Read our strategy

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Assessment of the New Communities Program

The New Communities Program is a flagship investment in the Foundation’s work to understand the dynamics of cities and neighborhoods as a mechanism for addressing major urban challenges. Read More

"Youth Program Gets More Funding"

Chicago Tribune Breaking News
Related Grantees: University of Chicago Crime Lab, Youth Guidance
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"7 Big Ideas from the Aspen Ideas Festival"

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Related Grantee: Santa Fe Institute
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Experts Discuss Violence in Chicago

MacArthur’s Julia Stasch moderates a panel of experts discussing violence in Chicago Watch

Staff

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Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
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Craig Howard

Director of Community and Economic Development
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Maurice Classen

Program Officer, Community & Economic Development
Portrait of Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness

Program Officer, Community & Economic Development
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Mijo Vodopic

Program Officer
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Assistant
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Michelle Williams

Executive Secretary