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Supporting Historic Pullman National Monument

As President Obama visited Chicago and declared the Historic Pullman neighborhood a National Monument, MacArthur announced a $500,000 grant to the National Parks Foundation to help jumpstart critical projects at the new park. Read More
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Foundations Partner to Build a Stronger Digital Society

Five foundations will jointly address the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, including committing to help keep the Internet open, secure, accessible and affordable to all Read More
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Intensive Tutoring Proves Effective for Chicago Youth

Participants in Match Education, an intensive tutoring and mentoring program for low-income Chicago youth, performed substantially better on tests and failed less frequently in multiple academic areas, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab Read More
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Supporting Innovation in Reducing Youth Violence

The University of Chicago Crime Lab and Get In Chicago announced a design competition to support programs aimed at reducing youth violence in Chicago. Read More
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Assessing Small Businesses’ Access to Capital

Small businesses in low-income, majority minority neighborhoods in the Chicago area were less likely to receive loans between 2008 and 2012, according to a report from the Woodstock Institute. Read More
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Exploring Neighborhood Well-Being Through Data

An interactive map allows users to research and understand geographic patterns of foreclosures, mortgage lending, employment, income, and vacancy across the state. Read More

"'Urban Warriors' Seek to Help Youth"

Chicago Sun-Times
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"Cities Get Smarter"

ComputerWorld
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"They're Tracking When You Turn Off the Lights"

The Wall Street Journal
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Ten Community Projects Awarded Partners for Places Grants

The Partners for Places grant program has awarded ten communities a total of $562,000 for local improvement projects that involve partnerships between government and philanthropy. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
Portrait of Craig Howard

Craig Howard

Director of Community and Economic Development
Portrait of Maurice Classen

Maurice Classen

Program Officer
Portrait of Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness

Program Officer
Portrait of Mijo Vodopic

Mijo Vodopic

Program Officer
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
Portrait of Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
Portrait of Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Executive Secretary

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs