2013 • 3 years, 4 months • Digital Media & Learning
DePaul University is the home of the Digital Youth Network (DYN). In Summer 2013, at the request of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, DYN and other key partners helped design and implement the Chicago Summer of Learning, an innovative project in which youth-serving city agencies and more than 100 non-profit and cultural institutions across the city coordinated their summer programs and provided learners with badges. This grant will be used to expand the project into year-long learning experiences for Chicago youth that will connect learners’ formal and informal learning experiences into organized pathways of opportunities for academic and career success.
2013 • 1 year • Migration
This grant to the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic at DePaul University’s College of Law will assist legal aid and other service providers in Illinois prepare for the possibility of implementing a new federal immigration law. The meeting will improve coordination between community-based organizations, immigration service providers, and national leaders in immigrant legal aid. The meeting will also help to identify how Illinois providers can improve the state’s existing legal assistance infrastructure and scale their services to meet the significant increase in demand if a law is enacted.
2012 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
DePaul University is the home of the Digital Youth Network and Chicago Hive Learning Network. Nichole Pinkard, DePaul professor, has been the lead partner in the design and implementation of YOUmedia, an innovative teen space at the Chicago Public Library created in 2009 to connect youth, books, media, and institutions throughout the city, and through the Chicago Hive Learning Network. This grant provides continuing support for digital mentors in their efforts to ensure that YOUmedia Chicago is a hub for Chicago youth and an exemplar for libraries and museums nationwide; and support for the Learning Network’s program director.
2010 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning
To implement a Chicago Learning Network of schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, online communities, and the home (over three years).
2009 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To implement a learning network of schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, online communities, and the home in Chicago.
1993 • 1 year
To study the feasibility of developing a professional repertory theater at the Theatre School.