Although computers, cell phones, video games and other new technologies are a common part of most teenagers’ lives, little is known about how they influence the way young people interact with friends, learn in school, or ... Read More
The daily headlines tell stories of suffering and human rights abuse from Sudan and the Congo in Africa, to Nepal and Uzbekistan in Asia, to Iraq and Egypt in the Middle East. In ... Read More
In this second century of juvenile justice, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Illinois' leadership role in demanding justice, fairness and accountability in the treatment of young people in trouble with the law. Read More
Though there are many elements in the President's plan that promote needed reforms and positive trade-offs, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton believes any budget that features cuts to 150 programs should meet with constructive scrutiny. Read More
This 7-part series highlights the diversity of contemporary immigrant experiences through the stories of several families and individuals from different countries seeking new lives in the United States.
MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $1.4 million in support of research efforts to help local, state and regional policymakers and other civic and business leaders address challenges facing their metropolitan regions. Read More
The funding, consisting of a $2 million grant and the conversion of a $3 million low-interest loan to a grant, is designed to assist Self-Help in expanding their development financing work in several program areas. Read More
Chicago, IL- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 24 new MacArthur Fellows. Each will receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.
"As the MacArthur Foundation approaches ... Read More
"Well-Founded Fear", directed by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini, is an inside look at the byzantine asylum process that people must navigate in order to claim refugee status to remain in the United States. Read More