Tribal Peace Summit Hosts International Voices of Peace Bridging Africa and Chicago

Tribal Peace Summit Hosts International Voices of Peace Bridging Africa and Chicago

For many years, I’ve thought and talked about a theory of change concerning my African American neighbors and friends who grew up in poor and violent communities. The stories of their lives have always intrigued me because they are filled with complex realities that...
Next Steps Lunch 2023 Deepens Relationships Across Chicagoland

Next Steps Lunch 2023 Deepens Relationships Across Chicagoland

Next Steps Lunch 2023 was a beautiful gathering showcasing the seasonal rhythms of Chicagoland United in Prayer, hearing from local leaders who are organizing faithful prayer and action in the communities, and deepening relationships over lunch together. We also...
Hands Across Chicago 2023 Unites Churches Across Chicago in Prayer and Action

Hands Across Chicago 2023 Unites Churches Across Chicago in Prayer and Action

Over Memorial Day Weekend 2023, we rallied churches / organizations / individuals to host united prayer and positive community presence all across the city of Chicago. Local pastors and leaders worked together with each other and their police district leaders to...
South Side Leaders Host Third Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2023

South Side Leaders Host Third Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2023

Building Blocks of Peace is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that helps individuals connect with others in their community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in...
North Side Leaders Host Second Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2023

North Side Leaders Host Second Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2023

Building Blocks of Peace is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that helps individuals connect with others in their community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in...
Education Friendraiser Connects Leaders Passionate for Supporting Students & Schools

Education Friendraiser Connects Leaders Passionate for Supporting Students & Schools

The 2023 Together Chicago Friendraiser event brought leaders, organizations, schools, and churches together with the vision of “Partnering with Purpose” for removing barriers that disrupt a quality education for Chicago students. Over 150 people attended...
West Side Leaders Host First Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2023

West Side Leaders Host First Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2023

Building Blocks of Peace is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that helps individuals connect with others in their community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in...
Chicagoland United in Prayer 2023 Gathers 140+ Churches in Prayer

Chicagoland United in Prayer 2023 Gathers 140+ Churches in Prayer

On the last Sunday of January 2023, our Faith-Community Mobilization efforts united leaders from across Chicagoland in the annual Chicagoland United in Prayer event. This year’s program “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” was led by dozens of faith leaders from...
Next Steps Lunch 2022 Celebrates Faith in Action Across Chicagoland

Next Steps Lunch 2022 Celebrates Faith in Action Across Chicagoland

Next Steps Lunch 2022 was an incredible time of prayer and worship together, showcasing the seasonal rhythms of Chicagoland United in Prayer, hearing from local leaders who are organizing faithful prayer and action in the communities, and deepening relationships over...
500 Young Boys & Men Of Color Attended Our Born To Win Conference

500 Young Boys & Men Of Color Attended Our Born To Win Conference

On Saturday, July 16th, the Champs Male Mentoring Program partnered with Brilliance & Excellence partners (including Together Chicago) to host the 6th Annual Born To Win Conference. One of our nations top speakers, Dr. Eric Thomas, offered the keynote address for...
South Side Leaders Host Third Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2022

South Side Leaders Host Third Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2022

Building Blocks of Peace is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that helps individuals connect with others in their community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in...
2022 Education Summit Connects Strategic Partners

2022 Education Summit Connects Strategic Partners

Over 100 strategic city partners joined our 2022 Education Summit. We shared the success of our city-wide education impact efforts, during the 2021-2022 School Year. During this one school year alone, we impacted over 3200 youth, primarily from Chicago’s West...
West Side Leaders Host Second Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2022

West Side Leaders Host Second Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2022

Building Blocks of Peace is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that helps individuals connect with others in their community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in...
North Side Leaders Host First Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2022

North Side Leaders Host First Building Blocks of Peace Training of 2022

Building Blocks of Peace is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that helps individuals connect with others in their community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in...
Chicagoland United in Prayer 2022 Connects City and Suburbs in Prayer

Chicagoland United in Prayer 2022 Connects City and Suburbs in Prayer

On the last Sunday of January 2022, our Faith-Community Mobilization efforts united leaders from across Chicagoland in the annual Chicagoland United in Prayer event. While our intentions were to return to a large in-person prayer gathering, we made the decision to...
Love Our Schools Day 2021 Deepens Relationships with Local Schools

Love Our Schools Day 2021 Deepens Relationships with Local Schools

Love Our Schools Day (formally known as Love Your School) was a huge success. We had 17 registrants and hosted meals (or service initiatives) at 5 locations. Our next LOS Day will be May 27, 2022. See the video recap:     Photos from the...
Building Blocks of Peace Collaborative Launches Re-Tooled Mobilization Training

Building Blocks of Peace Collaborative Launches Re-Tooled Mobilization Training

Building Collective Efficacy Towards Peace The Building Blocks of Peace initiative seeks to decrease violence in Chicago neighborhoods by building collective efficacy in local communities. Through training and organizing, the initiative endeavors to enhance “social...
Chicagoland Unites In Prayer On The Near West Side

Chicagoland Unites In Prayer On The Near West Side

City-wide Prayer Chicagoland United in Prayer, a collaborative, city-wide prayer movement, hosted its annual Winter Prayer gathering on the Near West side of Chicago at the historic First Baptist Congregational Church. Over 1,500 people representing over 100 churches...