We are delighted to release Citizens of the Future, an evaluation report on the Participatory Budgeting in Schools pilot program. Public schools in the United States play a critical role in preparing students to become citizens and to participate in civic life.
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On the morning of Wednesday, October 10, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) board voted to adopt a new regional plan for Chicagoland.
Please join us on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at UIC Student Center East 750 S. Halsted to hear practitioners, advocates and researchers speak about context, impacts and strategies related to the psychosocial impacts of deportation and detention on migrant youth and families.
We were so pleased to host The Whole World is Still Watching, on August 28, 2018 on the 50th Anniversary of the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention held here in Chicago.
Alex Linares, author of the report, will present his research at the Chicago Cooperative Alliance’s Chicago’s 1st Cooperative Economy Summit being held tomorrow, August 25.
Please join us Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 from 9am to noon to hear from people who were not only present in Grant Park on this day fifty years ago, but were organizers of the many protests that led up to the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Matt Wilson has signed with the University of North Carolina – to pursue his Ph.D.! Please join us here at GCI on Thursday, July 26 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a gathering to bid good wishes to Matt.
We were delighted to see the Editorial in The Chicago Tribune on July 5, 2018 based on a June 7th report by the Great Cities Institute and The Century Foundation’s Rediscovering Government.
On June 20th and 27th Great Cities Institute Senior Researcher Jim Lewis will be chairing the annual public hearings of the State of Illinois Budgeting for Results Commission. Lewis and Senator Heather Steans were appointed co-chairs of the Commission by Governor Rauner.
Our report, Industrial Restructuring and the Continuing Impact on Youth Employment in Illinois was released Monday at a press conference at Innovation High School of Arts Integration.