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Illinois Mandates Use of New Affordability Index When Making Public Investments

The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that requires five state agencies to use the Housing and Transportation Index when planning and making public investment decisions around the state. Read More

Digital Media & Learning Competition

Ten winners of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition were announced today at a celebration of National Lab Day in Washington, DC, to promote science, technology, engineering and math across the country. Read More

Latino Immigrants Engaged Civically in U.S.

A new MacArthur-funded report by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute finds that Latino immigrant communities are increasingly determined to integrate and participate in civic and political life where they live in the U.S. Read More

Website Tracks Impact of the BP Oil Spill

MacArthur grantee Ushahidi is using its crowd-sourcing technology - an open-source platform originally created to document reports of political violence - to generate a database on the impact of the BP oil spill on the Gulf Coast. Read More

A Comprehensive Approach to Transforming Communities

The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development will offer training, build capacity, and document what is working or not in community development efforts across the country. Read More
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What Peer Participation Can Teach Government

Firefox, a free Web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is used by an estimated 270 million people worldwide. Read More

Our Courts Online Games Prove Popular

An outside evaluation finds that MacArthur grantee Our Courts, a web-based project to teach civics to middle school children, is having a positive effect on social studies education. Read More

Penner Addresses President's Commission on Deficit Reduction

Rudolph Penner, co-chair of the MacArthur-supported Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States, which recently released a report on the nation's fiscal choices, testified before President Obama's bipartisan commission on reducing the ... Read More

Remarks by Julia Stasch, Inauguration of the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development

MacArthur's Vice President of U.S. Programs discusses how the Institute can become a leader in the field of community development. Read More

Grand Challenges of the 21st Century

Share your ideas with the White House on the next Grand Challenges facing the country. Read More

ProPublica Garners Pulitzer

An article by Sheri Fink, of MacArthur grantee ProPublica, received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Read More

The Aging of America: Challenges and Opportunities, Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the Foundation's research into how Americans age now, and how various policies and practices may help them age better. Read More