Strides for Peace has always been guided by the belief that we all have a stake in ending gun violence, and when we value and honor our interconnectedness and humanity, real change is possible, lives can be changed and even saved. This has never been more apparent than this past year as we have struggled…

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At Strides for Peace‘s Madison Street Community Pop-Up, we were blessed to have community organizations from the south and west sides join to support, provide resources and share love on a block and that has been struggling. We arrived to the sounds of sirens responding to a nearby shooting and trash strewn all over the street.…

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The celebration of the individual was never meant to be the adulation of the selfish, but the liberation of human potential. I finally completed my personal Race Against Gun Violence this week, while visiting Washington, D.C.  Starting at the Supreme Court, past the Capitol, I ran by the American Indian Museum, Washington Memorial, National Archives…

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When nonprofit leaders are asked what businesses can do to stop the cycles of violence in Chicago, their answers often reflect a philanthropic or civic duty model: an urgent need for inclusive economic opportunities, a call for more resources to fund existing programs, and ways in which businesses can engage and support non-traditional job applicants.…

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