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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each thumbnail

7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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The University of Chicago Crime Lab

Using evidence to reduce crime and violence. 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient. Watch
Reducing the Risk of School Dropout and Violence Involvement Among Chicago Youth thumbnail

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. Read More

"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. Read More
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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. 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