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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
Artist Uses Graphite to Mark Time in Tribute to Historic Art Center
Interdisciplinary artist Faheem Majeed uses graphite to mark the past, present and future of the oldest African American art center in the country–the South Side Community Art Center.
Faheem Majeed, 2020 Joyce Awards recipient
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, longer 5-year plan”
Inside Philanthropy explores the Foundation’s longer new strategy, and what’s behind it.
Sanford Biggers unveils monolithic sculpture at Rockefeller Plaza
The work is part of a campus-wide exhibition exploring themes around European and African mythologies.
The Art Newspaper
2015 Joyce Awards recipient Sanford Biggers
COVID, George Floyd spur $250 million Joyce pledge
The foundation said today that it has committed the money over five years for racial equity and economic mobility.
Crain's Chicago Business
Behind Our New Strategy
The Foundation has launched a new grant-making strategy through 2025 for its programs in Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, the Environment, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform, and Journalism.
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.