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Congo Square Play Promotes Healing, Catharsis in Chicago
Congo Square Theatre is an ensemble dedicated to producing transformative work rooted in the African Diaspora. For 20 years it has committed to telling stories by and for Black people.
Congo Square Theatre Company
Chicago violence prevention leader joins Justice Department as senior adviser
READI Chicago Director Eddie Bocanegra Joins Justice Department as Senior Adviser
The Joyce Foundation received the 2022 CGLR Great Lakes Changemaker Award
The Joyce Foundation received the 2022 Great Lakes Changemaker Award from the Council of the Great Lakes Region.
Joyce Foundation Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency
The Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA is a step backward in protecting the environment and public health. It limits the federal government’s ability to use the Clean Air Act to drive reductions in global warming pollution.
Landmark Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to reduce gun violence
The Joyce Foundation applauds the bipartisan effort to pass the Safer Communities Act, which brings us closer to the safer America we all seek and deserve.
The Foundation's statement on the Bruen case ruling
The Supreme Court’s ruling today in the Bruen case will make communities across America less safe. A large and growing body of evidence demonstrates that the mere presence of a firearm increases the risk of injury and death.
Checking the facts on “red flag laws”
The latest research into “red flag laws” and other gun safety measures was highlighted at a recent webinar series for journalists produced by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and its PolitiFact fact-checking arm.
The “Full-Circle” Moment of Nick Cave and Forothermore
Recent work by Internationally acclaimed, Chicago-based artist and Joyce Awards winner Nick Cave.
Foundation welcomes Whitney Smith as EVP & Chief Strategy Officer
The Joyce Foundation is pleased to welcome Whitney Smith who will join the Foundation in June as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.
Groundbreaking Lyric Opera Show Led by Two Joyce Award Winners
Profile on Joyce Award Winners Terence Blanchard & Camille A. Brown involvement in new Lyric Opera show
Better Magazine names Nickol R. Hackett one of Chicago’s Top Black Women of Impact 2022
Better Magazine names Joyce's Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer Nickol R. Hackett one of Chicago’s Top Black Women of Impact 2022.
Steven Koch and Nicholas Turner Join Joyce Foundation Board
The Joyce Foundation is pleased to welcome to its board of directors Steven Koch, a corporate leader who most recently was interim CEO of bike share company Motivate, and Nicholas Turner, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice.
Wiora named emerging tech leader
Lynne Wiora, the Foundation’s grant manager, has been recognized as an emerging technology leader in philanthropy.
Foundation CIO Named Top Business Leader of Color
Nickol R. Hackett named one of the Chicago United's 50 Business Leaders of Color 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.