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Themes from the NNIP San Antonio Spring 2016 Meeting

From April 6th - April 8th, I attended the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. NNIP ...

Meet the Project Manager and Project Coordinator of Youth-led Tech

We are extremely excited to welcome Monica Swope and Anthony Smith to our Youth-led Tech 2016 Team. Monica is ...
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LISC Chicago Begins Integrating Digital Skills into Financial Opportunity Centers

Under Connect Chicago, LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers are integrating digital skills training into their programming. This investment was launched ...
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The Launch of Task Force Tracker

Today marks the launch of a new project, Task Force Tracker:  "an annotated, updated and independent hub for public use that will ...
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Announcing the May Connect Chicago Meetup: IT Career Training with the Center for Changing Lives

Our next Meetup will feature the Center for Changing Lives and their new IT Career Preparation Program. This program takes ...
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Smart Chicago’s Recap of the Connect Chicago Launch

On April 16th, a coalition of public and private partners announced the next chapter in Chicago’s digital leadership: Connect Chicago ...
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Mayor Emanuel Launches Connect Chicago Initiative to Help Close the Digital Divide in Chicago

Today we launched Connect Chicago, our initiative to make Chicago the most skilled and connected digital city in America. Following ...

Code for Miami is a Knight Cities Challenge winner for CUTGroup

Today, Code for Miami, a Code for America brigade, was announced as a Knight Cities Challenge winner for their Miami Civic User Testing Group ...
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Smart Chicago at the After School Matters and Borderbend Arts & Tech Fair

On April 9th, Smart Chicago participated in the After School Matters & Borderbend Arts & Tech Fair at the Segundo ...

Big Data & the Public Good: A Conversation about Array of Things at SAIC

On April 4th, Illinois Humanities hosted “Big Data & the Public Good” at the School of the Art Institute of ...
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CUTGroup Collective & The Opportunity Project

Smart Chicago will be partnering with CUTGroup Collective members to help build CUTGroups in other cities and then conduct UX testing on websites and tools ...
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San Francisco’s Public Voice Project & the CUTGroup Collective

The City & County of San Francisco recently submitted a proposal in the Knight News Challenge: How might libraries serve 21st century ...
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#16NTC Session on Digital Inclusion Program Sustainability

Last week I led a session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference: “Digital Inclusion Program Sustainability: Documenting Lessons, Sharing Successes, and ...

Healthy Chicago 2.0: City Sets Broad, Data-driven Goals

Chicago's 2020 public-health plan is data driven. The city is putting numbers behind 60 health outcomes it wants to improve, ...
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Healthy Chicago 2.0 and the Chicago Health Atlas

This morning marked the launch of Healthy Chicago 2.0: Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan, by our partner, the Chicago Department ...
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CUTGroup #21 – Digital Skills

For our twenty-first Civic User Testing Group (CUTGroup) session, we conducted focus groups to have conversations with residents about their access to digital skills ...

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