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Assessing Chicago Public Schools’ Budget Proposal

Chicago Public Schools’ proposed FY2017 budget remains out of balance, relying on uncertain funding and one-time measures in order to close a $1.1 billion operating deficit, according to an analysis by the MacArthur-supported Civic Federation. Read More
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Veterans and Youth On a Joint Mission for Healing

During YMCA of Greater Chicago's Urban Warriors’ program, veterans from the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force are positioned as mentors for young people. Read More
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Improving Access to Legal Services for Low- and Moderate-Income Individuals

A legal services incubator designed to expand access to legal services and help newer lawyers start innovative, socially conscious law practices in the Chicago area is being replicated around the United States. Read More
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Grant Opportunity: Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities

The Chicago Rapid-Response Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities will make grants to support community-based actions and activities that will make neighborhoods safer, reduce violence and promote peace. Read More
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Video: How Place Matters for Economic Mobility

The Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council hosted a day-long exploration of strategies to promote economic mobility for low-income families. Read More
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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorialized in Marquette Park

The memorial was unveiled 50 years to the day after Dr. King, Jr. led 700 civil rights activists, religious leaders, and courageous community members from across the city to Marquette Park. Read More