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For 25 years, building the case for keeping us safe
For more than a quarter century, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have built a global reputation for pursuing data and policy to reduce gun violence. The team marked its 25th anniversary this year in 2021.
Gun violence prevention research “starting to find its footing”
As gun violence surges across the nation, the scientific journal Nature reports that researchers finally are beginning to “have the money to ask why.”
$14.4 million for Chicago’s Cultural Treasures
Forty organizations that contribute to the history, culture, vibrancy, and identity of communities of color in greater Chicago will be receiving $14.4 million through the new Chicago's Cultural Treasures initiative.
The state of federal funding for gun violence research and data
A new report finds that roughly $600 million over five years needed to close gun violence research gap. Dr. Shani Buggs, Zach Gaumer, and Dr. John Roman shared their perspectives and key issues in gun violence prevention research.
Artists as connectors: building racial solidarities in the Twin Cities
Past Joyce Awards recipients discuss how the arts and artists can inspire healing by invoking racial solidarities and foster collective acts of joy, grief, and resistance.
Foundation promotes Francisco Velasco to controller
Formerly the Foundation’s senior accountant, Francisco Velasco has been promoted to controller.
$120 million a year would close gun violence research gap
According to a new report, closing the gun violence information gap will require the federal government investing significantly more in resources towards conducting research and collecting comprehensive, transparent data.
Joyce joins violence intervention collaborative
The Foundation is proud to join its philanthropic peers in supporting the Community Violence Intervention Collaborative, aimed at strengthening and expanding community-led, evidence-based violence intervention strategies in in 15 jurisdictions.
Stemming gun violence and saving lives are the goals of newly passed legislation in Illinois that will shore up the state’s outdated gun-license system, strengthen background checks and invest in mental health services for impacted communities.
Lightfoot expands year-old program aimed at bridging digital divide
One year after launch, Chicago Connected will expand to continue to high-speed internet service to students in Chicago. The Joyce Foundation supported the launch of the program in June 2020.
New leadership for Joyce’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform program
Nina Vinik will be stepping down as director of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform program at the end of June. Her successor is Tim Daly, currently the senior program officer overseeing Joyce’s gun-policy portfolio.
A conversation with 2021 Joyce Award recipients
2021 Joyce Awards winners together for the first time discuss their projects– four impactful collaborations spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities in Chicago, Cleveland, and Milwaukee.
Joyce “going long with new 5-year plan”
Foundation’s new five-year strategy announced in May 2021.