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Grantee Spotlight

They Got NEXT — Chicago Sinfonietta Celebrates 35 Years

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, like so many organizations, was forced to reimagine itself, pivoting programming and performances to a fully virtual space.

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Chicago Sinfonietta

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Congo Square Play Promotes Healing, Catharsis in Chicago

Congo Square Theatre is an ensemble dedicated to producing transformative work rooted in the African Diaspora. For 20 years it has committed to telling stories by and for Black people.

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Congo Square Theatre Company

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Building collective power through research

Black Researchers Collective was founded in 2019 with a mission to train and equip communities with the research tools necessary to be more civically engaged and policy informed.

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Black Researchers Collective

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The nation’s first Black arts museum

South Side Community Art Center is the nation’s first Black arts museum that develops and showcases some of the nation’s most influential Black artists.

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South Side Community Art Center

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Chicago violence prevention leader joins Justice Department as senior adviser

READI Chicago Director Eddie Bocanegra Joins Justice Department as Senior Adviser

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Heartland Alliance

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Engaging to protect our water

Fifty years on, Alliance for the Great Lakes expands environmental justice advocacy through inclusion and partnerships.

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Alliance for the Great Lakes