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"Chicago CDO to Leave Government "

From Government Technology
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"By the Numbers"

From The Economist
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Chicago Uses Crowdfunding to Grow Local Businesses, Create Jobs

World Business Chicago (WBC) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have launched Seed Chicago, a collaboration with Kickstarter that will highlight projects that create jobs and economic growth in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Read More
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Southwest Organizing Project

Empowering neighbors to transform communities In one of Chicago’s most violent areas, gangs and abandoned buildings put communities on the edge of collapse. In such environments, it is easy for problems to seem insurmountable, for ... Read More

Investing in Broadband Evaluation

High-speed Internet can connect remote communities, help coordinate and streamline healthcare services, enable children with unparalleled access to learning opportunities, and spark and support innovation in numerous fields. Read More
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Building Workforce, Community Development in Cities

A report from National Skills Coalition explores ways that federal policy can better support cities’ efforts to integrate human and physical capital investments, particularly in the areas of public housing and transit-oriented development. Read More
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Investing In What Works for America’s Communities

With poverty affecting one in six Americans, a new report by leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors proposes innovative ideas that can bring new vitality to struggling communities. Read More
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Technology to Open Communication on Chicago’s Public Services

The City of Chicago recently launched Open311, an evolution of the phone-based 311 systems that many cities in North America offer. Read More
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Foreclosure Trends in Chicago Neighborhoods

Data from the Woodstock Institute shows that completed foreclosure auctions in the Chicago six county region more than doubled in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011. Read More
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Chicago Mentoring Program Decreases Youth Violence

A study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab finds that a group counseling and mentoring program was successful in reducing youth violence in Chicago. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Julia M. Stasch

Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
Portrait of Craig Howard

Craig Howard

Director of Community and Economic Development
Portrait of Maurice Classen

Maurice Classen

Program Officer, Community & Economic Development
Portrait of Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness

Program Officer, Community & Economic Development
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 Assistant
Portrait of Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Executive Secretary