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MANUFACTURING, RACE AND COMMUNITY PAPER

Dan Swinney calls for innovation in both manufacturing and social inclusion in this summary of Manufacturing Renaissance’s “Go Big or Go Home” proposal developed for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100andChange grant competition. Although Manufacturing Renaissance did not make the top-ten finalists, the proposal of what a scaled-up system could look like that builds the education, training and economic development infrastructure oriented around both the needs of manufacturing and communities is now supporting the mobilization of a diverse group of stakeholders around this vision for what’s possible for the Chicagoland area. Read the summary of the final proposal here.

“GO BIG OR GO HOME!” MR AND FRIENDS JUST GETTING STARTED…

Dear friends, As you know, we applied for the MacArthur100&Change grant last fall asking for $100 million in support of taking our education, workforce development, community development, and industrial retention system to scale in Cook County. We made the first cut meeting the criteria that our program was “meaningful”, verifiable and supported by evidence, durable and scalable—not blue sky, and our finances were in order and appropriately presented. We were part of the 800 taken to the next stage out of the 1,904 that initially applied internationally. Unfortunately, MR was not selected as one of the 8 semi-finalists announced earlier last week, but we are nevertheless pleased with how we

LETTER THE EDITOR OF THE SUN-TIMES: MANUFACTURING TRAINING AND JOBS CAN CURB VIOLENCE

In Maudlyne Ihejirika’s article titled “Chicago needs urban renewal not tweets” (Feb. 7), she reports that Austin area community leaders urged the president to focus his attention, and a healthy chunk of resources, on poverty eradication and jobs rather than on rhetoric. This group, citing a recent study on violence and poverty in the African-American community from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, pointed out that the root cause of the violence plaguing communities like Austin is a tragic lack of an educational infrastructure linked to jobs and economic opportunity (to read entire letter follow the link.

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