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 - 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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    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.
  • 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.