Winter 2013 Newsletter

From the Director, Joseph K. Hoereth, Ph.D.

Wow. What a busy fall semester we had here at IPCE! We awarded our 2012-2013 Discourse Awards to five UIC faculty and staff who are hosting events that engage the public in dialogue on policy issues or topics important to Chicago communities. More from the Director...

IPCE Awards Civic Engagement Discourse Grants to UIC Faculty and Staff 

IPCE is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012-2013 Civic Engagement Discourse Fund Grants. Five UIC faculty and staff have been selected by the Institute to be funded for their projects central to IPCE's mission to support events that facilitate public discourse on policy issues or the policy implications of university research. More...

'No Citizen Left Behind': Closing the Civic Empowerment Gap

While a great deal of national attention is paid to the achievement gap plaguing our country’s public schools, equally important—although too often ignored—is the civic empowerment gap that continues to marginalize minority students. Public schools are failing students in this regard, and Harvard Associate Professor of Education Meira Levinson makes the case for reviving the civic mission of schools in order to close the empowerment gap in her most recent book, No Citizen Left Behind. More on Levinson's visit to UIC...

Dialogue & Deliberation for Civic Engagement in Chicago

IPCE is exploring the ways the University can help broaden and deepen the engagement of Chicago-area residents in public policy and community issues—particularly at the neighborhood, city, and county levels—through the use of dialogue and deliberative processes. A national and international dialogue and deliberation movement has been transforming democracy in cities around the world. IPCE is seeking to understand what that movement might offer to Chicago. More...

The 2012 UIC Urban Forum "Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil"

On December 6, 2012, top federal, state, and municipal officials alongside private-sector and community leaders, gathered for the 2012 UIC Urban Forum to discuss the issues metropolitan areas have been experiencing during these tough economic times, their responses, and strategies to address those challenges and improve quality of life. More...

Civic Engagement Days

IPCE offered a 2-day workshop "From Social Problem to Policy Action" to CPS schools participating in the Global Citizenship Initiative. Designed and timed to align with the CPS fall semester Civics curriculum, the workshop introduced students to the concept of 'issue framing' at the heart of many civic engagement and social change efforts. More...

Assessing the Participatory Budgeting Chicago Initiative

With the support of IPCE, the Great Cities Institute (GCI) has been leading an evaluation of the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Chicago process in order to determine who is and is not participating and which outreach techniques are most effective in encouraging diverse participation. PB is a new Chicago project that gives ward residents the power to make decisions about the allocation of $1 million in menu money in their communities. More...

Upcoming Civic Engagement Events on Campus

2012-2013 UPPF Research Poster Presentation and Exhibition

Please join us at the IALHEA Conference Diversity Research Forum hosted by the Illinois American and Latino Higher Education Alliance (IALHEA) on Friday, April 5, 2013 to support our UPPF Fellows and the findings of their public policy research. More...

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) - Illinois Room
750 South Halsted Street

Public Event: Civic Engagement Brown Bag Lunch Series presents Civic Engagement and the Arts with Rosa Cabrera, Director of Latino Cultural Center, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, noon to 1 p.m. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, 803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2.

For Students: UIC Public Service Forum, Friday, April 12, 2013. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Student Center East (750 S. Halsted), Illinois Room.

See more events at IPCE calendar

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