Engineer turned policymaker. Detroiter turned Chicagoan.

Posts by Anne Gunderson

How Nonprofit Organizations Make Their Communities Safer

In 2016, the FBI reported a 4.1 percent increase in violent crime from the previous year. With more than 1.2...

Reducing Racial Disparities in the US by Increasing Contraception Coverage

On October 6, the Trump Administration rolled back the federal requirement that all employers must include birth control coverage in...

The Affordable Housing Gap Leaves Low-Income Renters without Options

The Urban Institute recently released a report highlighting a significant gap in the amount of affordable housing available, and the...

Breaking the Cycle of Inner City Violence with PTSD Care

As many cities across the country actively seek solutions to stem violence, researchers from Emory University, New York University, and...

Analyzing Racial Bias in Selecting Students for Gifted Classes

Gifted programs in U.S. schools help many students find the sort of academic success that opens the door to opportunities...

More Questions than Answers: A Review of Gun Violence in Chicago

The University of Chicago Crime Lab released a report in January 2017 that details the sudden spike in gun violence that...

Understanding Recidivism Through Child Abuse and Mental Health

In 2016, Chicago struggled with the highest number of homicides the city has seen in more than a decade. Lawmakers...