Joan Moore and Latino Gang Research

This Friday, March 11, the Great Cities Institute will sponsor a forum on Latino gang research honoring Joan Moore. Several of her students will present on their gang research and reflections on the influence of Joan Moore on their work.

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Young, Black, and Out of Work

In the city of Chicago, 47 percent of black males between the ages of 20 and 24 are out of work and out of school. This is just one of the many disturbing numbers that can be found in the Great Cities Institute report released today.

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Happy Holidays

We wish all of you a blessed and relaxing holiday season. At Great Cities the wheels will be churning as we prepare for a busy January and a full year of activities.

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GCI on the Road

This last week, members of GCI staff traveled to Ecuador and to Arizona to share the work of the Great Cities Institute. Besides spreading the great work happening at the University of Illinois at Chicago, we learned a great deal that adds to our work here.

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