The projects will produce a base of empirical evidence to show how housing affects children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development and how housing choices shape the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of adults. Read More
MacArthur grantees the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and PBS’ Frontline broadcast their first co-production, “Flying Cheap,” a documentary about the working conditions at regional air carriers.
Chicago Public Radio offers a six-month series of personal stories, investigative reports, interviews, analysis, photo essays and community events about young people and juvenile justice in Illinois. Read More
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chose the offices of MacArthur grantee the Center for Global Development for a major policy speech in which she declared international development a central pillar of U.S. foreign policy. Read More
The City of Chicago received $98 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand a MacArthur-supported initiative launched last year to prevent and reduce foreclosures. Read More
A new joint report from the National Research Council and the National Academy of Public Administration offers U.S. leaders ways to address the nation's fiscal problems and confront its rapidly growing debt. Read More
In a victory for community financial development institutions (CDFIs), newly-passed legislation includes $247 million for the CDFI Fund of the U.S. Treasury Department — a dramatic increase over its $107 million budget in 2009. Read More