Today I wrote a blog post for the Knight Foundation about the Civic Works project, which is funded by the Knight Foundation and matching funds from The Chicago Community Trust. Here’s a snip:
Over the past few months, the Smart Chicago Collaborative has launched (or helped others launch) three new projects as part of our CivicWorks Project. The CivicWorks Project is funded by Knight Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust to spur and support civic innovation in Chicago. Our goal is to create 200 pieces of content that explain civic data to regular people, five apps that solve government problems and five apps that solve community problems.
We are far surpassing these project goals, in large part because of the hard work and dedication of people who care about these issues already doing great work.