Grantee Profile

DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media

Grants to DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media

  • $1,215,000

    2017 (Duration 3 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media (DePaul) is the home of the Digital Youth Network (DYN), an anchor project of MacArthur’s Digital Media and Learning (DML) initiative. During its tenure as a grantee of the Foundation, DYN founded the YOUmedia teen center in the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Hive Learning Network. In 2013, with Foundation support, DYN designed and implemented the first Chicago Summer of Learning in partnership with the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Since then, the initiative has expanded to offer year-round programming through the Chicago City of Learning (CCOL), and over 200 organizations have participated and provided youth with learning experiences and the opportunity to earn digital badges. This final award enables DYN to sustain the stewardship of CCOL and implement the initiative fully in 2017, and to begin broadening the base of financial support for these activities in 2018 and beyond.

  • $125,000

    2016 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media (DePaul) is the home of the Digital Youth Network (DYN), a key project of MacArthur’s Digital Media and Learning initiative. During its tenure as a grantee of the Foundation, DYN founded the YOUmedia teen center in the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Hive Learning Network. In 2013, with Foundation support, DYN designed and implemented the first Chicago Summer of Learning in partnership with the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Since then, the initiative has expanded to offer year-round programming through the Chicago City of Learning (CCOL), and over 200 organizations have participated and provided youth with the opportunity to earn digital badges. This grant enables DYN to sustain the stewardship of CCOL and implement the initiative throughout the Fall, including the execution of an awareness campaign and the release of the year-end CCOL status report for initiative stakeholders.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media $1,340,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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