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Fresh Energy: A Midwest Climate Advocacy Leader
Minnesota-based Fresh Energy has been a leader in climate advocacy for more than 30 years, playing a significant role in what it calls “speeding Minnesota and the Midwest’s transition to a clean energy economy.”
They Got NEXT — Chicago Sinfonietta Celebrates 35 Years
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, like so many organizations, was forced to reimagine itself, pivoting programming and performances to a fully virtual space.
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
Adolescent Firearm Homicide in Chicago 2013-2017: Young Black Males at High Risk
This Data Brief from the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) examines adolescent (15 to 19 years old) firearm homicide rates per 100,000 by Chicago Community Area (CCA) over a five-year interval: 2013 to 2017.
American Democracy in Crisis: The Fate of Pluralism in a Divided Nation
he Joyce Foundation set out to assess how the ideal of a pluralistic society is doing in this time of social and political upheaval.
New Joyce-Funded Report Offers Recommendations for Reducing Illinois Gun Violence
The individual who shot and killed five people last week in Aurora was reportedly prohibited from owning a firearm. According to media reports, this discovery was made when he applied for a concealed carry permit, which requires fingerprinting.
Achieving Equity in Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy Making
Across the United States, advocates and policy makers are creating policies to prevent lead exposure and poisoning.
“Columbine Generation” Ranks School Shootings as Top Issue Facing America’s Future
The generation of young Americans growing up in the post-Columbine era of school shootings and active shooter drills has no doubt about the top issue facing America’s future. And they are determined to stop the bloodshed by pushing for tougher gun laws.
Gun Violence Prevention Research Report: Summer 2018
We’re pleased to share our Summer 2018 Gun Violence Prevention Research Report, which highlights new research published by Joyce Foundation grantees.
American Democracy in Crisis: The Challenges of Voter Knowledge, Participation, and Polarization
The Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic have published results from the first in a series of polls exploring challenges to democratic institutions and practices.
An Equitable Water Future: Opportunities for the Great Lakes Region
At the Joyce Foundation, we understand that our region’s vitality depends on clean water in our lakes and streams, in our homes, and where we work.
Gun Violence Prevention Research Report: Winter 2018 Newsletter
As the new year begins, we bring you the latest issue of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention Research Report.
Progress and Promise: Chicago's Nation-Leading Educational Gains
Groundbreaking research was released on November 1, 2017 that showed Chicago Public School students make faster academic gains than students in 96% of school districts in America.
Opportunities for Addressing Lead in Drinking Water in the Great Lakes
his report was prepared to provide funders in the Great Lakes region with an overview of critical issues surrounding lead in drinking water and specific strategies that could be used to address those issues and reduce lead exposure through drinking water.
Broader gun restrictions lead to fewer intimate partner homicides
State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
2017 Gun Trace Report
A better understanding of how dangerous people obtain their guns will help policy makers, advocates, law enforcement and the public improve our collective understanding of the problem of gun violence in America and solutions that can prevent it.