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Chicago Premiere of "The Homestretch"

The Homestretch, a documentary film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly, features three homeless teenagers who brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Read More

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LRNG Innovation Challenge Offers Teachers Grants to Reimagine Learning

The LRNG Innovation Challenge aims to invest in teachers who find creative ways to create time and space for deeper learning and projects that stimulate student innovation and learning. Read More
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Inaugural Puppet Theater Festival Planned For Chicago

Top contemporary puppetry acts and artists from around the world will gather in Chicago January 14-25 for the city’s first-ever International Puppet Theater Festival. Read More
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Wisconsin-based CDFI Wins NEXT Seed Capital Award

Impact Seven, a community development financial institution or CDFI, will use this year’s Wells Fargo NEXT Seed Capital Award to preserve affordable housing in rural Wisconsin. Read More
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New Mexico’s Evidence-based Approach to Better Governance

A brief highlights the accomplishments of New Mexico’s work with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to use sophisticated cost-benefit analysis to inform policy and budget decisions. Read More
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Report Finds Ongoing Voting Rights Discrimination in the United States

African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American voters are more likely to face discrimination in this year’s elections than at any point in recent decades, according to a new report. Read More