When Chicagoans learned that nearly half of Chicago’s young Black men ages 20-24 were out of school and out of work in 2014, attention focused throughout the city on a long standing problem.
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For Spring Semester 2017, the Great Cities Institute’s (GCI) Real Time Chicago lecture series is focused on the notions of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
On January 30, 2017, we had the great honor to present our report on youth joblessness at a hearing organized by Alternative Schools Network (ASN) and held at the Chicago Urban League.
Rachel Weber and fellow authors, Stephanie Farmer and Mary Donoghue took on the task of assessing whether and how an array of multiple factors affected the decisions to close schools.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, nearly 200 people joined us for the anniversary celebration of the Great Cities Institute.
A new study from UIC’s Great Cities Institute shows that significant stress on households is a common problem across the Chicago area, and not just because we’re worried about the economy.
So many of you will be joining us on Wednesday, November 16 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Student Center East, East Terrace Room. We are excited that you are coming. For those of you who have not yet sent an RSVP, it isn’t too late.
Great Cities Institute Director Teresa Córdova and Timothy Imeokparia traveled to Quito, Ecuador to attend the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III.
Please join us this Friday for a talk by Professors Marie Kennedy and Chris Tilly where they will share insights from their recent participatory planning project in a village in Mexico.
We are excited that Wim Wiewel, the first director of the Great Cities Institute, will be able to attend the November 16 anniversary celebration.