As part of its continued efforts to provide research and data on issues around youth employment, GCI has provided the Alternative Schools Network with data for their new report.
Two reports provide fodder for why and how Chicago needs to think differently about its problems of violence.
From 1976 to 1982, David Ranney worked in several factories in Southeast Chicago and Northwest Indiana. In his newest book, he shares an account of his experience working in several jobs in a region that once contained one of the largest concentrations of heavy industry in the world.
Great Cities Institute is so pleased that Gabrielle Lyon is joining Great Cities to help us build our Cities, Youth and Design Initiative. Alex Linares joins us from the worker cooperative development sector to help build our research on entrepreneurship and workforce development.
Great Cities Institute has released the Calumet River Communities Planning Framework. Through a year-long process, GCI worked to develop a framework for future development in the community areas of South Chicago, South Deering, and East Side on the city’s Southeast Side.
We hope that you can make it for one or both of our events on Wednesday, February 20th. At noon, at Great Cities Institute, we will host Adina Hoffman and later in the evening, we will host Haki Madhubuti at the UIC Hull-House Museum.
Yesterday was an important day in Chicago – Congress Parkway between Grant Park and the Eisenhower Expressway is now officially renamed Ida B. Wells Drive.
The Great Cities Institute is releasing its report on the Fracturing of Gangs and Violence in Chicago: A Research-Based Reorientation of Violence Prevention and Intervention Policy.
Teresa Córdova serves on Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker transition committee on Job Creation and Economic Opportunity, speaks at WTO, interfaces with entrepreneurs from the Balkans and other news.
We at UIC’s Great Cities Institute wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!