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 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…

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…

Meet Our 2017 Summer Interns

Posted on June 9th, 2017

Three fabulous interns joined our office at the end of May, and a fourth will arrive soon! Law school students Anna Jirschele, Jared Jones and Michael Walker arrived just in time to…

Jefferson Park’s Affordable Housing Development is a Step in the Right Direction

Posted on June 2nd, 2017

In recent weeks, a proposed mixed-income housing development in Jefferson Park has come up against vocal opposition from neighbors.  To his credit, Jefferson Park Alderman John Arena has backed the project and six of his fellow aldermen have joined…

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