Chicago Peace Fellows

The Chicago Peace Fellows program connects and empowers a select group of local leaders who represent neighborhoods across the West and South sides of Chicago. The Peace Fellows come together as a community of practice, learning and working together to promote peace at a grassroots level.

A Growing Community of Peace Builders

100+

Equipped over 100 grassroots leaders on the front lines of violence prevention

20+

Launched Peace Building projects in over 20 Chicago communities most impacted by violence

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Peace Fellows live and work in the 18 community areas most impacted by violence

$100k

Raised over $100K to implement violence prevention programs in Chicago

The Chicago Peace Fellows program connects and empowers a select group of local leaders who represent neighborhoods across the West and South sides of Chicago. The Peace Fellows come together as a community of practice, learning and working together to promote peace at a grassroots level.

Chicago Peace Fellows learn from one another, their local communities and the Global Alumni Network. This expansive circle of global grassroots leaders supports each other in their efforts and ensures a constantly developing conversation around how to address violence in our communities.

Learn about our GATHER platform

The Fellows are learning together through GATHER, which is both a mobile platform for shared learning and a curriculum for people who want to build on the talents of their neighbors and the assets of their communities to make real and lasting change. Gather Fellows learn and work together through an innovative curriculum that comes pre-loaded on a tablet device with all the connectivity, materials, videos, practices and tools necessary to provide a mobile classroom and toolkit for community leadership.

Our Chicago Network Map

The Goldin Institute connects and equips a Chicago network of over 100 Alumni in the 17 communities most impacted by violence to build meaningful partnerships rooted in the knowledge, skills and assets of grassroots leadership.

Mutual Aid Collaborative

The Chicago Peace Fellows launched the Mutual Aid Collaborative as a model of shared leadership, collaborative decision-making and collective action to support communities on the South and West Sides through the twin epidemics of COVID-19 and violence. The Mutual Aid Collaborative has remained active in its support of the communities in Chicago most impacted by these epidemics for the last year and a half, providing sought after resources, building community, and creating spaces for healing.

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Meet the Chicago Peace Fellows Team

Olivia Possley

Olivia Possley

Fellows Support Associate

Jayonna Wolf

Jayonna Wolf

Public Ally

Tony Raggs

Tony Raggs

Senior Advisor, Violence Prevention

Cree Noble

Cree Noble

Team Coordinator

Burrell Poe

Burrell Poe

Director, Mutual Aid Collaborative

Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson

Director, Chicago Peace Fellows

John Zeigler

John Zeigler

Senior Director of Programs