Consider our clients Glen and Tabitha. They wanted to raise their child in a diverse community like Oak Park. But they had been led to believe by friends and media that they should avoid certain parts of the community. Then they stopped by the Oak
Many studies show that integration could solve many societal problems, including underperforming schools and the achievement gap. Yet Americans’ unwillingness to discuss race is precisely why the issue isn’t even on the table, especially within the political spectrum, and it leads to the issue being
A variety of approaches have been undertaken to reduce the achievement gap in our nation’s underperforming schools. Few would argue that we have made significant strides, as the black-white achievement gap remains largely unaffected. Improving integration in schools has proven to help in this area,
Metropolitan Chicago and its surrounding regions have the existing rail infrastructure in place to efficiently transport cargo in today’s globalized economy. Both partially-completed and finished goods are now required to travel further distances with the added pressure of delivering the cargo in a timely manner.
By Jon Sung, Oak Park Regional Housing Center Summer Intern At the center of urban policy discourse lays the concept of residential segregation. Where you live can dictate the level of access to public services, future earning potential, and thus, one’s the quality of life.