Hyper-local Information

The Chicago Community Trust

Date Awarded
12/24/08
Amount
$250,000
Grant Period
12/24/08 to 12/23/10
Focus Area
Engaged Communities
Initiative
Knight Community Information Challenge

Grantee Contact

  • Chicago, IL

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To provide a digital platform that links neighborhood residents to a wide-range of civic services and activities. This pilot will further test the viability of a digital network to provide services and link residents

Chicago residents have access to a wide-range of services, but they often aren’t aware that they exist or are challenged to access them. This project would bring all these activities online in an easily accessible format tailored to neighborhood needs. The site, focused on two to four communities in Chicago’s South Side, would compile data, news reports and user-generated content to provide information such as where they can buy fresh produce, find a food pantry or enroll in a food stamp program.

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Project Team

Terry Mazany

President and CEO

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