About Us

Smart Chicago is a civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through technology. We are guided by our principles and we stay focused on access, skills, and data. We rely on our unique model to deliver to do our work, which we document with diligence.

Our Principles

Pretty much every organization has a set of principles or a mission statement or some other text that they craft ...

Our Focus

Smart Chicago has three primary areas of focus under which we organize all of our work: Access to the Internet ...

Our Model

The Smart Chicago model is based on a lean organization focused on have a broad regional impact, centered among philanthropy ...

Our Founders

Smart Chicago was founded and is guided by three organizations: the City of Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Chicago ...
Chicago City Hall

Our History

Smart Chicago was born in the conversations of the early to mid-2000s around closing the digital divide. As the Internet ...