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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 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 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.
  • Global Gather Fellows - September 05, 2019
    On Thursday, September 5th, the Goldin Institute hosted its first ever women’s-focused joint discussion with GATHER’s global alumni as well as Chicago Peace Fellows. A lively and informative conversation unfolded over 90 minutes with GATHER alumnus Michelle Kuiper, Yale University researcher and field consultant Jillian Foster, as well as St. Louis, Missouri-based Pamela Merritt of Repro-Action.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - August 30, 2019
    On Friday, August 30, the Chicago Peace Fellows toured the University of Chicago Urban Labs to learn more about the work of the Crime Lab, hosted by Kimberly Smith, associate director of criminal justice initiatives.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - August 27, 2019
    Chicago Peace Fellows toured the Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank and met with Studio Gang's Urbanism and Civic Impact team to explore the Role of Urban Planning and Design in Peace-building and Violence Prevention.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - August 23, 2019
    Chicago Peace Fellow Gloria Smith shares a report from the roundtable discussion with author Edgar Villanueva about his book, Decolonizing Wealth.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - August 09, 2019
    Fellows from New City, South Shore and Little Village communities collaborated on a Youth Exchange 3-day camping trip to bring black and brown youths from the various communities to get to know one another, explore similar experiences, and create an ongoing bond which would facilitate additional collaborative activities.
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    GATHER Alumni - August 06, 2019
    GATHER Global Fellows Lissette Mateus Roa (Colombia), Diana Alaroker and Geoffrey Omony (Uganda) are joined by Dr. Theresa Betancourt for a conversation about mitigating trauma for former child soldiers.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - July 25, 2019
    Chicago Peace Fellows attended the panel discussion “Black and Brown Lives in Green Spaces: Race and Place in Urban America” at the DuSable Museum.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - July 24, 2019
    On July 24, a delegation of Chicago Peace Fellows presented their work to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, a coalition of more than 40 Chicago philanthropies and donors who have provided grants to community groups trying to reduce violence.