Getting Kids Into Libraries With Hip-Hop and MacArthur Money

In collaboration with the Chicago Public Library system, YOUMedia provides students with high-tech tools and software to create their own digital media. The MacArthur Foundation saw value in this local program and announced a $2 million three-year grant to the Chicago Public Library's YOUMedia program.
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McCormick Foundation Believes in an Ounce of Prevention

Children born into poverty are unfairly disadvantaged because the first five years of a child's life are so developmentally crucial. One of Chicago's most respected philanthropic organizations, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, gets that. Which is why it invests heavily in early childhood organizations — like the Ounce of Prevention Fund.

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