About Us

New America Chicago is a nonpartisan policy innovation lab.

We convene uncommon collaborators working on Chicago’s urgent challenges and connect and support leaders driving the city’s future.

We experiment with new partnerships, stories, and policy tracks to contribute to Chicago’s dynamic civic life; world-class research, academic, and policy institutions; and innovative business, philanthropic, and community leaders who make this city one of a kind.  

Launched in 2016, New America Chicago is the third “hub” of New America’s expanding national network. New America Chicago joins New America CA and New America NYC in promoting effective local problem-solving, and working with experts in New America’s Washington, D.C. headquarters to shape federal and regional policy recommendations based on the needs and experiences of our communities.