Groundbreaking author and cultural ambassador Gish Jen will join the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors later this year.

Gish Jen, the groundbreaking author of The Resisters, Typical American, and Thank You, Mr. Nixon, among other books, has been elected to the John D. and Catherine…

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Two organizations that help young Chicagoans overcome challenges through mentorship and skill building will receive the 2021 MacArthur Annual Staff Award. Guitars Over Guns and Ladies of Virtue will receive $50,000 in general operating support for their work to help students become leaders who create positive impact in their communities.

A smiling girl and a man with a gray hat that has a guitar symbol pose for a picture.
Mentor, I.B. (right) with student, Synia W. (left) at a music video production in Chicago.

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