Four multidisciplinary research projects were selected to receive funding this year from the Global Health and Wellbeing Seed Grant program.
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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.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington wrote about the recently released findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report on joblessness in Chicago.
New report on youth joblessness commissioned by Alternative Schools Network for the January 30, 2017 hearing “More Jobs, Less Violence: Connecting Youth to a Brighter Future” at the Chicago Urban League.
A report on school closures by Rachel Weber and fellow authors was highlighted in an article from The Chicago Reporter
Matt Wilson is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on the pros and cons of various city rankings related to technology, business, startups, etc. and whether Chicago's particular focus on its status in such lists is necessary.
An independent report co-produced by James Lewis, senior research specialist in the UIC Great Cities Institute, is featured in a Crain's Chicago Business blog.
A Chicago Tribune article highlights a UIC Great Cities Institute report ranking economic hardship in Chicago's 77 communities. Matthew Wilson, an economic development planner at the institute, is quoted on the rankings and local conditions.
A new Great Cities Institute data report on youth employment was cited by the Chicago Tribune in an article on Chicago's efforts to reduce youth unemployment.
GCI Director Teresa Córdova advocates utilizing new policies and innovation for ending economic inequalities in an op-ed for Crain's. She moderated a panel on economic development at Crain's Future of Chicago summit on June 15.