On the morning of May 18, 2005, more than 500 people gathered at the Chicago Hilton to launch the New Communities Program, a comprehensive revitalization effort funded by MacArthur and managed by the Chicago Office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) that has the potential to bring about historic change in 16 of Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods. At the event, community leaders presented “Quality of Life” plans for each of their neighborhoods to Mayor Richard M. Daley and other community leaders.
Community & Economic Development
The Foundation supports prevention of youth violence and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them.