Apply to Join the 2024 Chicago Peace Fellows

Are you ready to learn and work together as a community of practice with a network of peace activists across Chicago?

In partnership with the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities, the Goldin Institute is now accepting applications from Chicago Fund grantees for the 2024 Chicago Peace Fellows.

Now entering its sixth year, the Chicago Peace Fellows is a collective of 100 grassroots leaders who support peace building in communities on the West and South sides of the city. Chicago Peace Fellows represent organizations that work closest to many of the issues we face as a city and are taking action!

The Chicago Peace Fellows program brings together leaders that are promoting peace in their communities who are open to learning and working collaboratively with peers across the city.

Participants in the program will receive a $1,500 stipend and access to the GATHER platform for peer-to-peer learning at your own pace as well as a wide variety of workshops and exclusive discussions with civic leaders.

Upon completion of the program, Peace Fellows join a global Alumni network of 200 local leaders that spans over 50 countries across the globe.

The 2024 Chicago Peace Fellows will run from March 14 – November 7th and requires a commitment of at least 2 hours per week for a mix of in-person and online meetings, as well as learning at your own pace on the GATHER Platform.

Fellows will meet every Thursday at noon for a wide ranging series of workshops, events and learning opportunities beginning March 14th and running through a graduation ceremony on November 7th.

If you can commit to this intensive but rewarding experience and want to join this unique Fellowship program designed for community peace activists, we invite you to apply before February 23rd!

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If you have questions or need support in applying, please contact

Meet the Chicago Peace Fellows Team

Olivia Possley

Fellows Support Associate

Tony Raggs

Senior Advisor, Violence Prevention

Burrell Poe

Director, Mutual Aid Collaborative

Michael Henderson

Director, Chicago Peace Fellows

John Zeigler

Senior Director of Programs