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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
Chicago violence prevention leader joins Justice Department as senior adviser
READI Chicago Director Eddie Bocanegra Joins Justice Department as Senior Adviser
10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure
The Pew Charitable Trusts authored an extensive report on the lead risks communities face.
Gun Violence Prevention Research: Summer 2017 Newsletter
As the nation responds to incidents of hate such as the August 12 events in Charlottesville, we see how firearms carried openly are used to intimidate communities and limit the effectiveness of law enforcement.
Formal firearm training among adults in the USA: results of a national survey
There are an estimated 55 million gun owners in the U.S., owning 265 million guns. Yet there has been little research on firearms training available to and received by gun owners.
Whose guns are stolen? Circumstances that lead to gun theft
The first reported study of victims of gun theft identifies the circumstances most likely to lead to guns being stolen from gun owners in the United States.
Selling a gun to a stranger without a background check: acceptable behavior?
Many researchers have asked Americans whether they favor requiring universal background checks for firearm purchases.
U.S. opinion on carrying firearms in public places
Most Americans, including gun owners, support limits on gun possession in public places — particularly those places where alcohol may be served.
Science and Technology to Ensure the Safety of the Nation's Drinking Water
Americans have come to expect access to safe and affordable drinking water as a fundamental right and integral part of sustaining public health.
How D.C. Schools Are Revolutionizing Teaching
When most people think of school reform in the District of Columbia, they probably remember the Time magazine cover photo of former Chancellor Michelle Rhee with a broom in her hand and a hard look on her face.
Gun Violence Prevention Research: Spring Newsletter
We are excited to launch an important new initiative of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention program, one we hope you will find informative and useful.
How to Bring Early Learning and Family Engagement into the Digital Age
Each day, parents, caregivers, and children are building language and literacy skills for the 21st century, perhaps without even realizing it. success in this media-infused environment.
Impact of Connecticut’s Risk-based Civil Gun Removal Law on Suicides
A Duke University study concludes that a Connecticut law allowing police to temporarily remove guns from individuals at risk of harming themselves or others has reduced gun suicides.
The Future of the Great Lakes Region
The Urban Institute and the Joyce Foundation released new research entitled, “The Future of the Great Lakes Region."
Lake Area Technical Institute Wins 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
The $1 million Aspen Prize, awarded every two years since 2011, recognizes outstanding institutions selected from an original pool of more than 1,000 public community colleges nationwide.