2018 Summer Interns Wanted

Posted on November 9th, 2017

Interested in the public interest?  BPI is seeking exceptional undergraduate, law school and graduate policy school student interns who want to make a difference and gain valuable, hands-on experience working on compelling…

After years of planning, Lathrop redevelopment begins

Posted on October 12th, 2017

BPI was pleased to attend the Oct. 10 groundbreaking celebration of the redevelopment of Lathrop Homes, an effort that has involved many years of planning. The first phase of construction of the mixed-income…

Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Coalition: Creating a Trauma-Informed Community

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

As the new school year gets underway, the Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Coalition will be taking a closer look at how traumatic experiences affect children, and what it means to become “trauma-informed.” Exposure…

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 Generation 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…

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