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 - May 06, 2021
    Pastor Philip Jackson of the Firehouse Community Arts Center invites Chicagoans to support community residents who live in crime hotspots as they reclaim their neighborhoods by going out onto the streets and engaging with their neighbors, especially young people.
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    Global Fellows - April 30, 2021
    In this holy month of Ramadan, Goldin Global Fellow Lo Ivan Castillon and the team at VIBES Philippines is raising $2,500 to support Project It’-ᾱm, an initiative which will provide free food to 1,000 young orphans in Maguindanao and Cotabato City.
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    Global Fellows - April 28, 2021
    Goldin Global Fellow Laura Molnar of Education for Change Association in Romania shares the launch of her new project: “Building a Safe Learning Context for Children” for 60 teachers and over 1800 children from over 25 schools across Romania.
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    Goldin Global Fellows - April 22, 2021
    A New Dawn in the Negev and HP Indigo partnered to offer a photography workshop series for 25 local teenagers that has turned into a new exhibit exploring the theme of “The Role of Religion in Life”.
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    Global Fellows - April 15, 2021
    To understand how the escalating political crisis in Haiti is affecting the lives of Haitian people – in particular grassroots leaders working with local communities to create positive change – the Goldin Institute hosted a public webinar with Global Fellows Malya Villard Appolon (KOFAVIV) and Daniel Tillias (SAKALA) from Haiti, moderated by Chicago Peace Fellow Cosette Nazon-Wilburn.
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    Gulu, Uganda - April 14, 2021
    Youth Leaders for Restoration and Development (YOLRED) in Gulu, Uganda recently hosted a "Community Parliament" in the Techo parish to actively engage local community leaders, parents, and children in a conversation about creating a more nurturing environment for local youth.
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    Chicago Mobile Makers, Studio Gang and the Goldin Institute have joined forces to launch the Youth Design Leadership (YDL) project to design a new hands on 6-month program for teens to promote neighborhood safety by using the tools of design to help reclaim, connect and improve public spaces.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - April 08, 2021
    Chicago Peace Fellow Frank Latin launched the ‘New Westside Stories’, an urban news show based on Chicago’s West side as well as a new podcast series discussing issues facing BIPOC led non-profits. The purpose of both projects is to establish platforms where communities can utilize technology to engage in powerful and more balanced storytelling, doing so can have a profound impact in redefining our communities.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - April 07, 2021
    The Goldin Institute invites you to learn about each of our 2021 Chicago Peace Fellows representing 14 neighborhoods across the city as they join together and establish a community of practice determined to promote peace across the city!
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    Global Alumni Network - March 26, 2021
    Dieudonne Allo (South Africa) and Jacquelyn Moore (USA) are joining forces to convene young people with an interest in STEM and Robotics from Chicago and Port Alfred to collaborate as a unified team to compete in the FIRST® Innovation Challenge.