• 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 education [...] Read More