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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
'The Gun Machine': A podcast about how America was forged by the gun industry
Produced by WBUR and The Trace, the podcast looks into the history of the relationship between the gun industry and the U.S. government. 'The Gun Machine' debuts on Oct. 4, 2023.
WBUR; The Trace
Joyce Joins Press Forward National Coalition to Revitalize Local News
The Joyce Foundation joined a national coalition of 22 donors today in announcing the formation of Press Forward, an initiative designed to strengthen communities and, by extension, democracy, by supporting local news and information.
New Data from MN on Different Approaches to Public Safety
In recent years, crime and public safety has become a top issue of concern among policy makers, researchers, advocates, and communities. During this briefing, researchers Daniel Gotoff and Brian Nienaber presented data specific to the state of Minnesota.
Investing in Governance and Management Can Make Violence Reduction Efforts Successful
An action research and practice agenda to clarify the challenges and opportunities inherent to implementing, managing and governing community violence intervention (CVI) work in cities.
Climate and Clean Water won Big in Minnesota. Here’s How
For years, Minnesota has watched its famous lakes get more polluted and its seasons get warmer due to climate disruptions, while its Legislature took modest, if any, steps to address either problem (or passed policies that made matters worse)...
New Data from IL on Different Approaches to Public Safety
In recent years, crime and public safety has become a top issue of concern among policy makers, researchers, advocates, and communities. During this briefing, researchers Celinda Lake and Brian Nienaber presented data specific to the state of Illinois...
2024 Joyce Awards applications open: Grants increased to $100K each
Now accepting applications for the 2024 Joyce Awards
Joyce Statement in Response to SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision
The Supreme Court’s ruling could unravel the years of progress towards diversifying college campuses. The decisions will hinder colleges/universities from considering race in admission decisions, reversing decades of legal precedent.
Implementing Extreme Risk Protection Orders: Tools for the Field
Lunch & Learn webinar presents a new report that details promising practices for policymakers and practitioners alike in implementing Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) policies more effectively. June 2023
Reclaiming Reform: Policing, Public Safety & Public Trust
Joyce and Crain's Business Chicago hosted a public forum to discuss national best practices in police reform and assess how they could be applied to Chicago as the City works to implement it’s consent decree and selects a new leader of CPD.
New Responses to Illegal Gun Possession: Prosecutor Led Gun Diversion Program Evaluation Results From Minneapolis, MN and Brooklyn, NY
During this webinar, researchers from The Marron Institute and the Smart Decarceration Project housed at the University of Chicago present new findings from evaluations of two prosecutor led gun diversion programs
Joyce Mourns the Passing of Founding Board Member Jack Anderson
Anderson was co-chair of the Board of Directors from '84-'87, Board Chair from '87-2011, and then emeritus director. He is largely responsible for establishing the vision of the organization and building it into one of Illinois’ largest philanthropies...
Presenting a New Dashboard on Violent Deaths in Michigan
The new tool visualizes information on violent deaths in the state to help communities better develop prevention strategies and policies.