Grassroots Partnerships for Global Change

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Rooted in the Power of Communities

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

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    HAITI | International Women's Day - February 09, 2019
    Global Associate Malya Villard Appolon, Founder the Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV), reflects on "celebrating" International Women's Day during the turmoil in Haiti and calls for global solidarity with women who are currently suffering.
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    UGANDA | International Women's Day - February 08, 2019
    GATHER Fellow Diana Alaroker of the Youth Leaders for Restoration and Development in Gulu, Uganda, works with returning child combatants to ensure that women and girls will rise!
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    International Women's Day - February 08, 2019
    GATHER Fellow Michelle Kuiper shares her powerful story as an advocate for sexual assault survivors in Kentucky as part of International Women's Day.
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    International Women's Day - February 08, 2019
    GATHER Fellow Cynthia Austin, founder of the Shyne organization created by women who’ve gotten out of or are seeking to leave sexual exploitation, shares her powerful reflections on International Women's Day.
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    International Women's Day - February 08, 2019
    Diane Goldin, Founder of the Goldin Institute, reflects on the foundational role of women in the work of the Goldin Institute in honor of International Women's Day.
  • Jimmie Briggs hosts a training about fundraising and development for grassroots leaders with the GATHER Fellows as part of ongoing activities for alumni.
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    Gather Fellows - January 24, 2019
    Global Associate Malya Villard Appolon reflects on the ninth anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the ongoing fight to prevention violence against women.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - January 15, 2019
    The Chicago Peace Fellows, a groundbreaking partnership with the Conant Family Foundation, is being designed with community leaders and civic advisors at the forefront of building safe and peaceful communities.
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    GATHER Fellows - November 09, 2018
    Twenty grassroots leaders from 16 countries around the world celebrated their graduation from the first class of Goldin Institute’s GATHER Fellows program on November 8th hosted by Board Member Mimi Frankel.
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    Gather Fellows - November 01, 2018
    Gather Fellow Abdiweli Waberi visits the Dalai Lama as part of a youth leaders delegation sponsored by the USIP's Generation Change initiative.
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