The Goldin Institute is staffed by a diverse group of talented and committed individuals around the world working towards a common goal of creating real local and global change rooted in the power of communities determining their own futures.
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Diane Goldin
Founder and Chair
Board of Advisors

Diane founded the Goldin Institute in 2002 to empower grassroots partnerships for global change in the areas of poverty alleviation, gender empowerment, environmental sustainability and conflict resolution. Diane brings an abundance of first-hand experience in building multi-sector collaborations that she gained in serving a wide range of non-profit organizations and social movements around the world. Diane's preference for working directly with communities rather than meetings in Board rooms and her passion for social and environmental justice form the bedrock of the Institute's mission, vision and values.

Updates from the field
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    GATHER - April 01, 2019
    DePaul University Professor Lisa Dush presented the Goldin Institute’s GATHER program as “A Learning Platform for the Margins, not the Masses,” at an April 1, 2019 lightning talk at StudioChi.
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    Goldin Institute - March 01, 2019
    What is the role of architecture and design in social change? Connections 81.2 in Raleigh, North Carolina explores the hypothetical closure of Central Prison and rethinking how civic buildings can have a civic impact to benefit the present and expanding urban population.
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    Chicago - November 01, 2018
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    The Goldin Institute is proud to introduce four new colleagues who bring unique skills and expertise to the mission of promoting community driven social change.