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.
Messiah Equiano
Executive Director, CHI-RISE

Born Daniel Bowden, also known as Messiah Equiano, Daniel is a writer, producer, director and actor born and bread from Chicago. He attended Holy Trinity and Holy Family elementary schools and DeLaSalle Institute for HS. He founded CHI-RISE in 2016 and they operate with a mission of saving, inspiring and empowering the lives of Chicagoans through helpful programming, inspirational media productions and empowering philanthropic efforts.