• Not My Neighborhood
  • August 1, 2014
  • It makes no difference that a crime has its roots in “another neighborhood,” and to suggest otherwise is to embrace an attitude that thwarts progress against violent crime. — Bill Savage, Crain’s Chicago   In a recent opinion piece in Crain’s Chicago Business (July 28, 2014), Bill Savage gave his thoughts about the problem of being a city of [...] Read More
  • Does Chicago Need a Marshall Plan?
  • August 1, 2014
  • Making Space for Opportunity In a recent opinion piece in Crain’s Chicago Business (July 21, 2014), James Reynolds Jr. of Loop Capital Holdings LLC laid out an argument in support of a Marshall Plan as a long term solution to Chicago’s very real and immediate issue with violence, especially in poor, minority communities of color. Coupled [...] Read More
  • Bethel New Life Awarded Kellogg Grant for Family College
  • July 25, 2014
  •   Two-Year Grant for Pilot Program Bethel New Life has played a key role in community development on the West Side of Chicago for over three decades. “Thirty-five years of investment has taught us that we must first reduce concentrated poverty in order to move the West Side forward. Doing this requires targeted and sustained investment in [...] Read More