Urban America Forward


Rigorous scholarship is at the heart of everything we do, and our city derives lasting benefits from our innovative ideas and research programs.

Our research collaborations bring our faculty and students together with expert practitioners in our adjacent communities. By working alongside civic partners who provide experience-based insights, we achieve a stronger understanding of pressing urban issues and develop pragmatic, thoughtful policies to help solve them.

As part of our commitment to fruitful research collaborations, we work to promote our results to the broadest possible audience, here in Chicago and far beyond, with the goal of achieving lasting positive impact.

The solutions we develop here in Chicago have the potential to transform the lives of people in cities around the world.

Latest event
Mar 14th, 2024 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The To&Through Milestone Tool Workshop

Join The To&Through Project for this 90-minute in-person workshop where you can explore the To&Through Milestone Tool and learn how the data can be used to inform the support efforts of Chicago Public Schools students on their paths to high school and college completion.