Assessing city's partnerships with non-profits to provide services

September 19, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The city of Chicago partners with a range of non-profits to provide services for some of its most needy citizens.

Many essential public services result from partnerships, not government work alone. The city of Chicago, like the state and federal government, partners with non-profits to deliver a variety of programs – from affordable housing to emergency health care. But Eight Forty-Eight wondered, how does a government decide which organizations make the best partners? And what might it mean for the quality of the services provided to the public? To discuss, Eight Forty-Eight was joined by Jennifer Mosley, from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.

No one from the city was available to join the conversation but Eight Forty-Eight hopes to speak with someone about these issues in the future.

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