By Gresë Sermaxhaj, Communications Associate The girl in this picture is Malia Causey, a nine-year-old from the Austin community in Chicago who lost her brother, Malik, to gun violence in 2016. Her life has not been the same since the loss of Malik, who was 14 at the time of his death. For Malia and… Continue reading Camp Duncan Brings Social Engagement and Smiles to Chicago’s Youth
By: Michael Henderson, Director, Mutual Aid Collaborative Generation NOW was conceived by Messiah Equiano, a 2021 Chicago Peace Fellow, and aims to provide opportunities for young people to work on a teen talk show that addresses everyday issues that teenagers face. The program pays teenagers to produce, direct, and act in the show and provides… Continue reading Generation Now 2.0: A Mutual Aid Collaborative Talk Show for Teens Produced by Teens
By Nicholas Songora Odoll, 2021 Goldin Global Fellow, Kenya Manyatta Youth Entertainment (MAYE) is a community based organization active in the coastal counties of Kenya, which uses arts, sports and media to promote social change. Our team is led by youth for the youth and we are grounded in human rights principles. We have been involved… Continue reading Promoting Peace Through the Arts in Mombasa
Young girls from Northern Uganda were ambitious and had dreams like children born in different parts of the world. They had dreams of becoming great leaders, doctors, pilots and engineers but all these were shattered when they were taken into captivity. They were forced to drop out of school and were made to leave everything… Continue reading She Will Rise!