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CUTGroup #14 – Chicago Cityscape

For our fourteenth Civic User Testing Group session, we tested Chicago Cityscape, a website that helps residents understand how, where, and when building ...
Kimberly Artis, community health educator

Community Health Workers Teach Asthma Patients to Breathe Easier

When an asthma patient showed her inhaler, Kimberly Artis was encouraged, at first. “She shook the medicine up and I’m ...

Download the Entire Youth-Led Tech Curriculum Set: 29 Days / 174 Hours of Training; Available for Free in One Click

“Youth-led Tech | Summer 2015” was a technology mentoring program in five Chicago neighborhoods: Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, ...
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Smart Chicago and the Bud Billiken Parade

Smart Chicago was happy to march in the Bud Billiken Parade along with the Gray Era Brass, Youth-Led Tech instructors and ...

The Civic User Testing Group and Other Listening Strategies

Note: this is a guest post by Rose Afriyie of our partner mRelief. How do you keep your finger on ...
mRelief at Hack Night

Collaborative Project Management

Collaboration is at the heart of the Smart Chicago Collaborative and is essential to achieving the goals of the civic ...
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Chicago Early Learning Finder at ChiHackNight

For the August 11th #ChiHackNight, mRelief, the City of Chicago's Cara Bader and our own Sonja Marziano talked about the new ...
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Illinois Sunshine at ChiHackNight

For the August 4th ChiHackNight, the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform debuted Illinois Sunshine - a site that uses data ...
Cook County FY16 Preliminary Forecast

Cook County FY2016 Preliminary Budget Forecast Public Hearing

On July 30, Cook County hosted a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Budget Forecast. 32 people spoke ...
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Here’s the First Two Weeks of Curriculum for Youth-Led Tech

“Youth-led Tech | Summer 2015” is a technology mentoring program in five Chicago neighborhoods: Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, ...

130 Chicago Youth Learn Web-based Tech and Earn Microsoft Laptops

Smart Chicago Collaborative in partnership with Get In Chicago and Microsoft will celebrate 130 student’s completion of the 6-week Youth-led ...
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Digital Learning Environments: Christ The King High School in Austin

Note: this is part of a series of posts in our Connect Chicago program where we describe in detail digital ...
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New Cook County Data: Wholesale Tobacco Dealers Registered with the Cook County Department of Revenue

In May, Cook County released data on businesses registered with Cook County Department of Revenue for eight tax types. A ...
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The 606 Advisory Council converts to Park Advisory Council

Last November we hosted an OpenGovChicago event on park district advisory councils. As OpenGovChicago founder Joe Germuska put it, this ...
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Youth Led Tech: Introduction to how the web works

As part of our Youth Led Tech Program, we're teaching youth digital skills. We've open sourced our curriculum in a ...
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Youth Led Tech Curriculum: Typing Club

As part of our Youth Led Tech Program, we're teaching various classes on digital skills. We've open sourced our curriculum through a ...

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