Community & Economic Development

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Building Influential Alliances to Meet Societal Challenges

A paper produced by Living Cities explores the traits and components of successful cross-sector partnerships that can yield innovative efforts to solve deeply entrenched societal problems. Read More
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A Collective Impact Case Study: Opportunity Chicago

A case study analyzes how the initiative successfully helped 5,000 public housing residents prepare for and find quality jobs by connecting low-skilled, low income job seekers to workforce development resources. Read More
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Data Portal Provides Detail on Chicago Employment, Housing

A data portal launched by the Woodstock Institute will make available information on foreclosures, mortgage lending, housing, income, and employment for counties, community areas, and municipalities throughout the Chicago area. Read More
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Engaging Chicago’s Youth in Civic Innovation

July and August marked the inaugural Civic Innovation Summer, an experimental summer jobs program for teens focused on civics, media, and technology. Read More

"Hackers Called Into Civic Duty"

From The Wall Street Journal Read More

"A Summer of Data Hacking Social Problems"

From The New York Times Blog Read More
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Improving Government through Data Analytics

Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation has launched Data-Smart City Solutions, an initiative aimed at using big data and analytics to transform the way local government operates. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Craig Howard

Craig Howard

Director, Community & Economic Development
Portrait of Mindy Martinez

Mindy Martinez

Coordinator
Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer