Many people lose their right to vote while incarcerated and don’t regain it after their sentences are over. There are many more people involved in the justice system who can vote but don’t know it. Communities could increase their political power if they could reach these voters.
A Chicago organization is bringing together local businesses and large institutions to promote economic growth.
As the school reform debates rage on, community groups struggle to stay out of the politics and yet keep influencing the quality of education in their neighborhoods.
Community development corporations find ways to embrace new immigrant communities and new challenges.
Community lenders try to address the capital crunch faced by small businesses of color.