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Report Details Global Impact Investing in 2014

A report by the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative showcases the use of public policy tools to expand the reach of impact investing across a range of developed and developing countries and regions. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Preserves Multifamily Building in Downtown Chicago

The Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET) has purchased Damen Court Apartments in downtown Chicago in collaboration with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, and will renovate the property and preserve it as affordable housing. Read More
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National LRNG Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients Selected

Fourteen schools across the United States have won LRNG Innovation Challenge grants from the National Writing Project to spur innovation in the classroom. Read More
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Learning Labs Becoming Innovation Spaces for Teens

A report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services details the growing impact that learning labs in libraries and museums across the country are having on teen learning. Read More
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Video Campaign Highlights Importance of Housing

A digital video campaign will focus on people whose struggles and achievements have been impacted by the quality and affordability of their homes, and how affordability affects health, education, public safety, and economic opportunity. Read More
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Stevens Initiative to Support Educational Exchanges Between United States and Middle East

The initiative will equip young people with the language, digital literacy, critical thinking, and cross-cultural communication skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy. 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
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New Company to Bring Energy Savings To Underserved Markets

With $6.5 million in capital commitments, including a $5 million impact investment from MacArthur, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation has launched Commons Energy L3C, a new subsidiary to help underserved markets reduce their energy and ... Read More
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Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Guide for Effective Government

A report outlines a comprehensive framework to assist policymakers in building a system of evidence-based government, helping them to achieve substantially better results by funding and operating public programs that are proven to work. Read More
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Report Finds Multifamily Lending Still Lagging in Cook County Neighborhoods

Cook County’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, which saw the greatest impact from the foreclosure and economic crisis, are still struggling when it comes to securing lending for multifamily housing. Read More
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Matchmaking Website To Link Chicago Congregations With Arts and Culture Groups

Taking its inspiration from online dating applications, Partners for Sacred Places has launched a first-of-its-kind website that connects Chicago religious congregations with arts organizations and other nonprofits. Read More
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Investigation Uncovers Abuses of Immigrant Workers

An investigation reveals abuses faced by many East Asian immigrants who come to the United States through the H-1B federal temporary work visa program to work in the tech sector. Read More
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Assessing Public Opinion on Immigration

A report shows that the surge of unaccompanied child migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border in the summer of 2014 had little effect on a 20-year trend of decreasing public concern over immigration. Read More
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Youth Perspective on Being Tried as Adults

A report from the John Howard Association of Illinois explores how young people who have been tried, convicted and imprisoned as adults understand and perceive the process, and makes a number of recommendations for improving it. Read More
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Reimagining School: Opportunity, Safety, and Privacy in the Social Lives of Networked Teens

MacArthur and several Chicago partners brought together Microsoft Researcher danah boyd and Hive Chicago Learning Network Director Sam Dyson for a discussion on how social media is affecting teens’ lives. Read More