Strides for Peace & Partner News

Founder of South Side nonprofit doles out COVID-19 supplies to hard hit black community

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Apr 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Founder of South Side nonprofit doles out COVID-19 supplies to hard hit black community

Kids Off The Block founder Diane Latiker, her husband and volunteers have been driving around distributing food, gloves, masks, sanitizer and information since March 31. Read more about their work here.

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Helping Charities While Socially Distanced

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Apr 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Helping Charities While Socially Distanced

By Mary Stonor Saunders and Olivia Daniels Read more in Quarantine Times

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WFMT Premiers Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Dec 16, 2019 | Comments Off on WFMT Premiers Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace

WFMT premieres Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace, a special program hosted by Kerry Frumkin that looks at the gun violence epidemic in America through the lens of classical music. Includes and interview with Strides for Peace Executive Director, Mary Stonor Saunders. Read more here

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Strides for Peace 2019 Year End Newsletter

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Nov 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace 2019 Year End Newsletter

2019 has been a year of continued growth and capacity building across all our core value activities with a focus on our mission: to increase the collective impact of organizations working to end gun violence in Chicago. By building relationships with the people and organizations on the frontlines of gun violence, Strides for Peace works…

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Strides for Peace community partner I Grow Chicago’s Robbin Carroll named CNN Hero Finalist

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Oct 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace community partner I Grow Chicago’s Robbin Carroll named CNN Hero Finalist

We are thrilled to share the news that the incredible founder of our beloved Community Partner #IGrowChicago Robbin Carroll has been named as a 2019 CNN Hero finalist. Her vision and bravery are love in action that unleashes its own special power. Or as I Grow Chicago says: “…we do nothing alone. I Grow Chicago is co-created…

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Strides for Peace race raises money for Chicago anti-violence neighborhood groups

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace race raises money for Chicago anti-violence neighborhood groups

ABC7 Eyewitness News https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/race-raises-money-for-chicago-anti-violence-neighborhood-groups/5336217/

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‘Crosses for Losses’ Artist Hopes to Bring Message of Peace to Chicago

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 6, 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Crosses for Losses’ Artist Hopes to Bring Message of Peace to Chicago

NBC5 Chicago The man behind “Crosses for Losses” is hoping his work can make an impact in Chicago, a city that is still fighting a battle against gun violence. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci has the story from Grant Park.  View the story here.

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Chicago community race focuses on ending gun violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Chicago community race focuses on ending gun violence

Cook County Chronicle Hundreds of runners from various backgrounds will all toe the race starting line June 6 with one common cause: making the streets of Chicago safer. Chicago community race focuses on ending gun violence

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‘Guitars Over Guns’: Uniting Through Music in Hopes of Ending Violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Jun 3, 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Guitars Over Guns’: Uniting Through Music in Hopes of Ending Violence

Music has the power to bring diverse communities together, and help change a young person’s future. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has the details on a non-profit that’s taking part in the ‘Strides For Peace Race Against Gun Violence’ event later this week View the story here

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From the community: Strides for Peace Race, Advocate Trauma Recovery Center Aim to Build a Stronger Community

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 28, 2019 | Comments Off on From the community: Strides for Peace Race, Advocate Trauma Recovery Center Aim to Build a Stronger Community

Chicago Tribune Read the story here.

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