2016 • 2 years • Criminal Justice
The City of Chicago is the third largest city by population in the United States, regularly providing public services for over two-and-a-half million residents. Since the release in late 2015 of a video depicting a Chicago Police Department officer shooting a teenager, the city has been embroiled in a policing crisis while simultaneously experiencing levels of gun violence unseen since the early 1990s. This award supports the Office of the Mayor of Chicago in responding to the dual crises of police legitimacy and violence by (1) facilitating the hiring two senior level staff to focus on implementing reforms recommended by the City's Police Accountability Task Force, and (2) convening an advisory group with national experts to advise the City on police reform, with a particular emphasis on developing a new system of community policing.
2012 • 11 months • Community & Economic Development
To support City of Chicago data-related activities (over two years).
2009 • 1 year
In support of planning for the Chicago-based Global Mayors Exchange.
2008 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
In support of professional services to help restructure and merge several Chicago departments.
1996 • 1 year
To support a project to recognize outstanding public school principals in Chicago.
1983 • 1 year
To support Light Up Chicago, to install a lighting system to illuminate the Civic Center Plaza and its Picasso sculpture.