Keep up to date with the latest blog posts from our staff & GCI collaborators. Blogs may not necessarily reflect the opinions of GCI, UIC, or other official positions.

Report release: Youth Citizenship in Action

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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August 28th – The Whole World is Still Watching

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.

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Wilson signs with North Carolina

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.

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Illinois Budgeting For Results Public Hearings

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.

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