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Authors Thea Crum Katherine Faydash Abstract In the spring semester of 2018, high school students at three Chicago Public Schools took part in a participatory budgeting process as part of their civics class. The result? After the process was over, more than 80% of evaluation survey respondents said that they […]
This report gives an overview of what worker cooperatives are, reviews the Illinois Co-operative Act 805 ILCS 310/1, and makes recommendations for amending the Co-operative Act.
This report is in partnership with the Great Cities Institute and The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative.
This report provides a more detailed view of youth jobless and jobless and out of school data throughout the state of Illinois than what has been analyzed to date and has findings that have implications for the direction of future policy aimed at improving employment conditions for young people.
Nik Theodore has released a new report that examines the employment conditions of informally employed construction workers in Houston, following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
This report, which was commissioned by Metropolitan Family Services to further its delivery of social services, presents demographic characteristics of Latinos in Chicago and examines the neighborhoods with a majority Latino population.
This report, The High Costs for Out of School and Jobless Youth in Chicago and Cook County, is the fourth report produced by UIC’s Great Cities Institute (GCI) for the Alternative Schools Network (ASN).
Authors Matthew D. Wilson Abstract In 2016, issues of affordable and accessible housing permeate the national debate on housing. While national housing policy has made strides towards making quality housing attainable for all, the current state of the housing and mortgage market require innovative policy solutions. This report was prepared […]
Authors Matthew D. Wilson Abstract The following data report was prepared for Thrive Chicago’s Opportunity Youth Working Group on February 22, 2017. This document provides jobless rates for 16 to 19 year olds and 20 to 24 year olds by Chicago Community Area for 2011-2015, and out of work and […]