Matthew Wilson, economic development planner with the UIC Great Cities Institute, assisted with a WBEZ interactive online story estimating the number of jobs needed in a program that would eliminate a significant amount of violence in Chicago.
This report, The High Costs for Out of School and Jobless Youth in Chicago and Cook County, is the fourth report produced by UIC’s Great Cities Institute (GCI) for the Alternative Schools Network (ASN).
The report details the relationship between education and unemployment; education and wages, and taxes paid; and the obstacles to job access such as limited public transportation options in neighborhoods where the unemployment levels are highest.
A Crain's article examines the finding from a IRRPP report that Cook County black households that earn $100,000 or more annually are nearly as likely as those earning under $25,000 to be segregated from whites.
Presentation on the Abandoned in their Neighborhoods: Youth Joblessness amidst the Flight of Industry and Opportunity report.
Hull House Director Jennifer Scott who hosted a forum called West Side/South Side: Bridging the Divide with folks representing both sides of town is mentioned in a Chicago Sun-Times column.
Four multidisciplinary research projects were selected to receive funding this year from the Global Health and Wellbeing Seed Grant program.
Findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness in Chicago are cited in a Chicago Tribune article about Yolobe, is a new social media app that features jobs and training opportunities for teens.
Matt Wilson, economic development planner for the Great Cities Institute is quoted in an article on the impacts of the Nabisco plant closing.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington wrote about the recently released findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report on joblessness in Chicago.