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 25, 2019
    Gather Fellow Yusuph Masanja shares the second chapter of his update on his travel from Tanzania to the arctic to understand and combat climate change.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - November 14, 2019
    Congratulations to the inaugural class of Chicago Peace Fellows who graduated on November 14, 2019, and joined the global alumni network.
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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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    The weekend of October 12-13, the Goldin Institute partnered with the Voices & Faces Project and Brothers Standing Together, an organization founded by GATHER alumnus Raymond Richard, to lead “Testimony & Transformation: A Writing Workshop for Returning Citizens.”
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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.