2018 • 2 months
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is Chicago’s only public research university, with 30,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital, and a health sciences system. With this award, the UIC Social Justice Initiative hosts a day-long symposium to discuss the challenges and possibilities for rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria struck in 2017. Composed of panels with experts, scholars, activists, and filmmakers, the symposium places the natural disaster in historical and political context, comparing the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Broad community outreach and promotion ensures that members of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community and other interested individuals can participate.
2012 • 4 years, 9 months • Policy Research
The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at University of Illinois at Chicago is focused on education, research and engagement in support of the nation’s cities and metropolitan areas. In partnership with the National League of Cities and the Federal Reserve System, the College will use this grant to undertake "The Fiscal Space of Cities: Responses to Changing Economic and Fiscal Conditions." a multi-year collaboration to examine the economic, structural, and political factors that shape and constrain the environment within which municipal policymakers operate.
2010 • 3 years • Housing
To assess adolescents' emotional well-being following foreclosure, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years).
2009 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
To support the annual Richard J. Daley Urban Forum.
2008 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment
To support the annual Richard J. Daley Urban Forum (over two years).
2007 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
In support of the third annual Richard J. Daley Urban Forum, Building the Future City.
2005 • 1 year
In support of the second annual Richard J. Daley Urban Forum, "Globalizing Cities: Chicago and the World."
1997 • 1 year
To launch the Conservation Training Consortium, a training program in conservation biology for conservation professionals from developing countries (over three years).
1991 • 1 year
To develop the "Local Community Fact Book."
1987 • 1 year, 3 months
To support the Ethnic Elderly Needs Assessment Project.