Amelia Kohm is a research associate at Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. Her research is
primarily focused on primary supports for children and families—traditional
community organizations such as community centers, clubs, religious programs, libraries, and parks. She is currently co-directing the National Study of
Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring as well as a study of arts programming for children and youth in Chicago. She has
published articles and papers and has given presentations around the country on strategic restructuring. She has also
directed research projects and has published reports concerning
the scope of primary supports in Chicago and the Tutor/Mentor Connection, a Chicago-based initiative. Ms. Kohm has worked in the philanthropic sector with The Sears-Roebuck Foundation, The Donors Forum of Chicago, and The Illinois Humanities Council. She has an M.A. in
Social Work Administration from the University of Chicago.