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Business and Professional People for the Public Interest has served the Chicago region as an independent public interest law and policy center addressing compelling issues of social justice and quality of life for nearly a half century.

BPI lawyers and policy specialists use legal and policy research, advocacy, organizing, litigation and collaboration with nonprofit, business, community and governmental organizations to accomplish our mission.


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Knowledge Exchange Recap: Poverty and the Regional Economy

Each month we're reporting out on our Knowledge Exchanges, held as part of our Visiting Fellowship in Urban Poverty with Loyola University of Chicago’s Center on Urban Research and Learning...

Amar Parikh Joins BPI's Board of Directors

Join BPI in welcoming our newest Director! Amar Parikh joined the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement in October 2013. He has over 15 years of experience developing and...
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