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Reimagining School: Opportunity, Safety and Privacy in the Social Lives of Networked Teens

A forum featuring danah boyd and Sam Dyson, moderated by Alison Cuddy. Read More

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Experts Discuss Violence in Chicago

MacArthur’s Julia Stasch moderates a panel of experts discussing violence in Chicago Watch
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Study Finds Increased Internet Use in Underserved Chicago Areas

Results from a MacArthur-supported study shows increased Internet usage in low and moderate-income communities in Chicago where a concentrated effort was made to educate residents about the internet and how it can improve their quality of ... Read More
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Civic Federation Warns Against Using Extended Tax Increase for New Spending in Illinois

The report calls on the state to use any increased revenue generated in the budget to stabilize state finances by significantly reducing the massive backlog of unpaid bills. Read More
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Loan Pool to Help Redevelop Vacant Buildings into Affordable Rentals

A newly created $26 million loan pool will help redevelop vacant one- to four-unit buildings into affordable rentals in the Chicago area. Read More
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Chicago Expands City of Learning Initiative to Year-Round

The City of Chicago will expand its City of Learning Initiative to a year-round set of free activities and learning opportunities for youth, providing learning opportunities connected to their interests when school is not in session. Read More
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What We’re Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

MacArthur is exploring new ways of understanding the complex and interconnected challenges faced by cities around the world, from violence to climate change, and new ways to plan, manage, and govern to address them. Read More
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Finding Energy Efficiency Savings in Multifamily Housing

A report and case study by Elevate Energy (formerly CNT Energy) investigates the environmental, owner, and tenant non-energy benefits of three affordable multifamily buildings in Chicago. Read More
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Strengthening Democracy: Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

The following speech was delivered to attendees of the Donors Forum breakfast and addressed philanthropy's vital interest in strengthening American democracy. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas and ... Read More