Attention Public Policy and Law Students: Apply Soon for a 2018 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship

Posted on September 12th, 2017

Deadline to apply for the 2018 Fellowship is October 13, 2017  Each fall, BPI hires a recent law or policy school graduate to become a Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for a two-year term, beginning…

BPI welcomes Senior Education Associate Artishia Hunter

Posted on September 7th, 2017

BPI is pleased to welcome Artishia Hunter to our staff as Senior Education Associate. Prior to joining BPI, Artishia was Director of the Evanston Community Foundation’s Two Generative Initiative—a three-way partnership among ECF,…

BPI Welcomes New Senior Project Manager, Justice Reform

Posted on August 31st, 2017

BPI is pleased to welcome Lindsey LaPointe to our staff as Senior Project Manager, Justice Reform. Prior to joining BPI in August 2017, Lindsey served as Program Manager for Adult Redeploy Illinois,…

BPI Welcomes Three New Directors

Posted on August 17th, 2017

Join BPI in welcoming our three newest directors: Adam Chiss, Tony Iweagwu, and Jodi Wilson. Adam Chiss Division Counsel Abbvie Adam handles intellectual property litigation matters in the U.S. and around the world….

Giving Prisoners Another Chance Through Affordable Housing

Posted on August 16th, 2017

The Chicago Housing Authority’s prisoner reentry pilot program, which allows some prisoners to live in CHA housing upon their release, was the recent subject of a thoughtful article in AtlanticMedia’s Citylab.  The author…

BPI Welcomes Newest Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow

Posted on August 10th, 2017

BPI is pleased to welcome Madeleine Hamlin as our newest Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow. Her policy work here will involve both our justice reform and housing initiatives. Maddy recently graduated from Syracuse University’s Maxwell…

BPI Annual Report–Making a Difference in Challenging Times

Posted on August 8th, 2017

The growing challenges to social justice that our city, state and country face do not go unchallenged by BPI and our friends and partners who care about justice and opportunity and, most…

In Memoriam: Sheldon Baskin

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

BPI is saddened by the recent passing of long-time director Sheldon Baskin, who served BPI as a devoted board member for more than 25 years.  Sheldon’s expertise in affordable housing and lifelong…

Panel Discussion: Getting Real on Police Reform

Posted on June 20th, 2017

Our 2017 Annual Dinner featured an engaging discussion among a diverse panel of experts on what it will take to achieve meaningful police reform in Chicago.  Thanks to Steve Edwards, Executive Director…

Pre-K to K Transitions Program Wraps Up Successful Year

Posted on June 15th, 2017

The Altgeld-Riverdale Pre-K to Kindergarten Transitions Program held a year-end celebration last week, with hundreds of students, their family members and teachers coming out for activities, games, and delicious food at the…

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