Lawrence Benito (MSW '98), a former Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) graduate fellow, spoke this past spring at the center's Alumni Speaker Series. Read about his cause, his time at Loyola, and his progress in the field.
CURL and ONE Northside produced a paper examining two grassroots organizations' need to scale up size and influence to better address the more regional and nationwide business and government decision-making structures.
This evaluation assisted in guiding the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) policy and practices and was conducted by an interdisciplinary team from CURL, Criminology and Social Work at Loyola University Chicago. Click here to read the report.
In honor of Kale Williams and his career as a social justice advocate and scholar-in-residence, CURL is leading an effort to endow the Kale Williams Scholarship Fund. The fund will support continued commitment by future generations of students to his work and ideals.
Congratulations to CURL Graduate Fellow Catherine Gillis who just received a Research Award from the Horowitz Foundation for her ongoing work on the Detroit land bank and urban redevelopment in that city.
In partnership with the Washington DC-based Poverty & Race Research Action Council and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, CURL released a national report, Take a Chance on Me: A Review of the Milwaukee County Security Deposit Assistance Program in January 2015.