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Reducing the Risk of School Dropout and Violence Involvement Among Chicago Youth

A paper conducted by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, suggests a promising approach for helping the most challenged students, who often arrive in high school several years behind their peers.

"The 10 Smartest Cities In North America"

Fast Company

"Division Street, U.S.A."

The New York Times
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Harnessing Open Data for Social Change

The book “Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation” analyzes how open data is being used to effect social change.
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Chicago Launches First Comprehensive Public Data Dictionary

The Data Dictionary will serve as a resource for anyone interested in understanding what data is collected by city agencies and departments, how and if it may be accessed, and in what format it exists.
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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.
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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.

"When Government Joins the Internet of Things"

The New York Times
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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.

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Craig Howard

Craig Howard

Director
Portrait of Mindy Martinez

Mindy Martinez

Coordinator
Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer