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The Goldin Institute
The Goldin Institute inspires, equips and connects grassroots leaders who help their communities build on their strengths and collaborate to determine their own future.

Mission, Vision and Values

Since 2002, the Chicago-based Goldin Institute has inspired, equipped and connected grassroots leaders in over 40 countries to lead community driven social change.

We support communities to achieve their goals through a combination of on-line and on-the-ground initiatives where everyone can contribute. We know that real and lasting progress towards a more just, peaceful and sustainable world requires that those closest to the issue, especially often excluded voices with the most at stake in making progress, have leadership roles in any social change movement.

Our vision and values enable bottom up strategies that add up to real change.

Our community-driven approach balances community building and social action, bringing often neglected perspectives and voices to the table for creative exchanges. By linking grassroots efforts from around the world in our global network, our Fellows build relationships and solutions that draw from creative solutions and approaches from around the globe in ways that are authentic to each community.