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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    GATHER FELLOW - November 07, 2019
    Gather Fellow Yusuph Masanja shares an update on his travel from Tanzania to the arctic with famed explorer Sir Robert Swan to understand and combat climate change.
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    GATHER Fellows - October 18, 2019
    Gather Alumnae Mariam Ali Famau launches Women of Faith in Action in Majengo, Kenya to stop the recruitment of children into armed conflict.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - October 09, 2019
    The Peace Fellows are partnering with DePaul University's Technology for Social Good Lab to create a city-wide “Living Asset Map” to connect grassroots leaders with a range of civic institutions dedicated to peace building in Chicago.
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    GATHER - October 01, 2019
    Dr. Ceasar McDowell, Professor of Civic Design and Urban Planning at MIT presents 2019 Ikeda Lecture on Dialogue in Demographic Complexity: Overcoming Our Discriminatory Consciousness at Depaul University and meets with Goldin Institute to review GATHER Platform.
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    GATHER Fellows - September 30, 2019
    GATHER alumnus Dieudonne Allo from South Africa met with Chicago Peace Fellow Jacquelyn Moore in Chicago September 29-October 1, a visit that fortuitously coincided with a visit from Ceasar McDowell, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has been a senior advisor to the GATHER program since it was first conceived.
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    Global Fellows - September 27, 2019
    Alumni Lo Ivan Castillon shares an update on the the Volunteers’ Initiatives in Bridging and Empowering Society (VIBES) with the Goldin Institute’s supporters about our activities in September 2019.
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    GATHER Global Fellows - September 27, 2019
    GATHER Alumnus Alexander Gwanvalla hosted a workshop on how to build on community assets for grassroots leaders of Nsongwa Mile 90, an area with high levels of recruitment of child combatants and separatist fighters.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - September 12, 2019
    With the first cohort of the Chicago Peace Fellows finishing their summer projects and nearing the end of their curriculum, prominent advisers convened to discuss strategies for sharing the Fellows’ accomplishments and wisdom during their upcoming graduation.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - September 09, 2019
    Peace Fellows teamed up with the Maple Park Neighborhood Association, Chicago Police 5th District CAPS, the Chicago Park District and area communities of faith to host the “Passport 2 Peace” event.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - September 07, 2019
    Over 200 neighbors gathered in Cooper Park in the West Pullman community on the Far South Side for the second of the Passport 2 Peace series, one of the Chicago Peace Fellows’ summer projects.