Our Partners

The Inclusive Economy Lab partners with government agencies, school systems, community-based organizations, and others to generate rigorous evidence about how to overcome barriers to social mobility and racial equity. We work closely with policymakers and impacted communities to address these barriers through meaningful policy change.

Below is a list of the organizations with which we currently partner on technical assistance, research, and evaluation projects. For more detail on a specific partnership, please visit our projects page.

Government Partners

Our government partners include a range of local agencies that provide services in the areas of education, housing, and workforce development. We believe that close partnership with government agencies is critical to ensuring that policy research leads to positive systemic change.

Chicago Public Schools

City Colleges of Chicago

City of Chicago

​​​​Department of Family & Supportive Services

Department of Housing


Harper College

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Department of Human Services

State of Illinois

Nonprofit Organizations

Community-based organizations understand the harm caused by disinvestment, discrimination, and segregation and work hard to develop innovative solutions. Our rigorous research is enriched by their frontline perspectives.

All Chicago


The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago


Centers for New Horizons


Central States SER


Chicago Coalition for the Homeless


Chicago Scholars


Chicago Jobs Council




Enlace Chicago


Facing Forward


Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


Heartland Alliance


Lawndale Christian Legal Center


National Louis University


One Million Degrees




Partnership for College Completion


Posse Foundation


Storycatchers Theatre


Resurrection Project



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