MacArthur and an alliance of nine other Illinois foundations and 60 nonprofits today announced the launch of Count Me In, a state-wide campaign to boost by 37 percent the number of hard-to-count populations in the 2010 census. It is the largest philanthropic effort to promote census participation in a single state and is expected to help increase Illinois’ share of federal funds to state and local governments. The $1.2 million campaign will combine innovative public education campaigns, community outreach, new media, trainings, special events and other grassroots activities designed to increase the mail-back rate of census forms from select Illinois communities.
September 19, 2017 - Publication
A literature review released by the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education, supported by MacArthur, summarizes evidence on approaches to increasing participation, improving learning, and enhancing the relevance of secondary education in developing ... Read More
September 14, 2017 - Publication
A report from the Urban Institute examines the relevance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to cities in the United States and identifies data sources that local leaders can use to track progress toward the ... Read More
July 10, 2017 - Perspectives
Chicago Commitment Program Officer Tawa Mitchell reflects on our recent Building Chicago’s Inclusive Economy event and MacArthur’s commitment to extend the conversation and seek out those who are tackling problems in new and innovative ... Read More