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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    Chicago Peace Fellows - September 09, 2021
    After four months of intensive learning as a community of practice, the 2021 Chicago Peace Fellows have put the principles of community driven social change into practice by launching seven peace building projects in Chicago.
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    Global Fellows - August 26, 2021
    On August 14th, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake and the people are in urgent need of assistance and support. My advice to international funders and donors is to center and support local organizations who know the place and the people.
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    Global Fellow Daniel Tillias provides insight from Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and calls for friends from all over the world to stand in solidarity by investing in local businesses and organizations leading the response.
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    Global Fellows - August 19, 2021
    In a country where most people cannot afford to settle disputes through the formal justice system, the Community Justice Teams (CJTs) offers informal dispute resolution for communities and trains community residents in conflict mediation.
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    On August 18th, 2021, the Goldin Institute Alumni Network hosted a conversation about environmental justice with Jeff Bonaldi, Founder and CEO of The Explorer’s Passage, to explore areas where we can find hope in a world that is already struggling with the impacts of global warming and climate change.
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    Global Fellows - August 09, 2021
    The Goldin Institute invites you to learn about each of our 2021 Goldin Global Fellows representing 19 countries across the globe -- from Argentina to Zimbabwe!
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - July 20, 2021
    This Juneteenth, The Brown House Experience held its second annual “Trade Day” for 50 local youth at the Douglass Park Cultural Center to teach trade skills and learn to create products at the ten stations led by local businesses.
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    Chicago - July 19, 2021
    Peace Fellow Christopher Crater at My Brothers Keeper and the Obama Foundation hosts race to raise funds for violence prevention.
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    Global Fellows - July 15, 2021
    Global Alumni Co-Facilitator recently spoke about climate change to a public audience convened by the department of Zoology and wildlife Conservation at the University of Dar es Salaam, recounting his experience to the Arctic.
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    Global Fellows - July 15, 2021
    Lissette Mateus Roa checks in with Goldin Global Fellows on how their experiences in the program has shaped their efforts towards community driven social change.