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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois



The university’s Office of Civic Engagement is a leading urban research institution working to improve the quality of life for residents of the Mid-South Side of Chicago through research, free-standing youth programs, and helping expand economic opportunity for residents of the city through hiring and procurement. This grant supports the development of a two-day conference that convenes community-based practitioners, urban policy experts, applied researchers, scholars and representatives of philanthropy for a discussion of place-based interventions.