In 1996, The Commercial Club of Chicago—a membership organization of leading area business and civic leaders—undertook the Metropolis Project, an effort to ensure the preeminence of the Chicago Metropolitan Region in the 21st century.
Metropolis Strategies proudly provided staff support for this effort, involving hundreds of projects and thousands of people, demonstrated that we care about our future and take inspiration from our past.
Mistakes Kids Make
As a component of its work in the area of Justice and Violence, Metropolis Strategies has worked to reduce the exposure of juveniles to violence and to redirect, youths to services and resources that will make reduce the likelihood of their further involvement in the criminal justice system.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has established a campaign called "mistakes kids make" providing resources to kids, families and communities to help them understand the importance of providing alternatives to incarceration for our youth.
Please visit the "mistakes kids make" website at http://mistakeskidsmake.org to learn more (or click the logo below)..
About Metropolis Strategies
After 12 years of civic leadership, Chicago Metropolis 2020 has become Metropolis Strategies, a supporting organization of The Chicago Community Trust. The move sustains the vital regional leadership of Chicago Metropolis 2020 and brings to bear the resources of both nonprofit organizations to address the economic challenges posed to the seven-county region by increased global competition.
As a supporting organization of The Chicago Community Trust, Metropolis Strategies will leverage its civic leadership and program expertise to further implementation of the Trust’s new strategic plan – a plan which includes a bold agenda for sustainable economic development. The Trust, which has seven supporting organizations, is the Chicago region’s community foundation with a 95-year history of working with donors, civic leaders, nonprofits and public institutions to improve the quality of life for Chicago area residents.
To read more about our transition, click here.
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REPORT Restoring Chicago’s Momentum
A Regional Agenda for Economic Growth
This new research provides a broad-based scan of economic performance and development activities in the Chicago region and identifies strategies for moving the region's economy forward.
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