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"By the Numbers"

From The Economist
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Chicago Uses Crowdfunding to Grow Local Businesses, Create Jobs

World Business Chicago (WBC) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have launched Seed Chicago, a collaboration with Kickstarter that will highlight projects that create jobs and economic growth in Chicago’s neighborhoods.
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Southwest Organizing Project

Empowering neighbors to transform communities

In one of Chicago’s most violent areas, gangs and abandoned buildings put communities on the edge of collapse. In such environments, it is easy for problems to seem insurmountable, for ...

"Gun Violence Is Public Health Crisis in Chicago"

From PBS NewsHour

Investing in Broadband Evaluation

High-speed Internet can connect remote communities, help coordinate and streamline healthcare services, enable children with unparalleled access to learning opportunities, and spark and support innovation in numerous fields.
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Building Workforce, Community Development in Cities

A report from National Skills Coalition explores ways that federal policy can better support cities’ efforts to integrate human and physical capital investments, particularly in the areas of public housing and transit-oriented development.
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Investing In What Works for America’s Communities

With poverty affecting one in six Americans, a new report by leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors proposes innovative ideas that can bring new vitality to struggling communities.
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Technology to Open Communication on Chicago’s Public Services

The City of Chicago recently launched Open311, an evolution of the phone-based 311 systems that many cities in North America offer.
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Foreclosure Trends in Chicago Neighborhoods

Data from the Woodstock Institute shows that completed foreclosure auctions in the Chicago six county region more than doubled in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011.
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Chicago Mentoring Program Decreases Youth Violence

A study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab finds that a group counseling and mentoring program was successful in reducing youth violence in Chicago.

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Craig Howard

Director
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Mindy Martinez

Coordinator
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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer