Strides for Peace & Partner News

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

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Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence Announces Collaborative Performances featuring Vic Mensa, Civic Orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence Announces Collaborative Performances featuring Vic Mensa, Civic Orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas

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Chairman Reboyras to introduce a resolution in recognition of the Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | May 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Chairman Reboyras to introduce a resolution in recognition of the Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence

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Strides for Peace Announces Civic Partnerships for the 2019 Race Against Gun Violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Mar 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace Announces Civic Partnerships for the 2019 Race Against Gun Violence

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6th Annual Race Against Gun Violence Opens for Early Registration Drawing Diverse Stakeholders and Partners from Across Chicagoland

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Nov 29, 2018 | Comments Off on 6th Annual Race Against Gun Violence Opens for Early Registration Drawing Diverse Stakeholders and Partners from Across Chicagoland

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Pride ROC Chicago featured in Chicago Ideas Blog

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Nov 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Pride ROC Chicago featured in Chicago Ideas Blog

Strides for Peace is proud to support Pride ROC’s Passages program. Read more about this innovative program designed to heal trauma and prevent violence: Pride ROC Chicago: Ending Violence and Restoring Peace from the Inside Out

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Gary Comer Youth Center Celebrates Internships at Annual Luncheon Benefit

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Oct 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Gary Comer Youth Center Celebrates Internships at Annual Luncheon Benefit

Nearly 500 guests gathered at the Fairmont Chicago to advance the comprehensive mission of the Gary Comer Youth Center and Comer Education Campus on October 12, 2018. David Simas, CEO, Obama Foundation and Breana Brown, GCYC Alumna, shared their unique personal stories and perspectives, inspiring the audience to help create new possibilities for youth on…

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Strides for Peace founder Maggie Baczkowski featured in The Chronicle

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Oct 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Strides for Peace founder Maggie Baczkowski featured in The Chronicle

Chicagoan Maggie Baczkowski decided in 2014 to do her part to end gun violence in the city she calls home. Baczkowski created Strides for Peace, a nonprofit organization that provides funds to existing organizations in Chicago dedicated to ending gun violence. The Chronicle spoke with Baczkowski about founding Strides for Peace,  its annual Race Against…

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New Life Centers El Grito 5k draws 1000 runners to Little Village race

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Sep 6, 2018 | Comments Off on New Life Centers El Grito 5k draws 1000 runners to Little Village race

Strides for Peace was proud to sponsor this wonderful community race. It was a joyful and successful event — the organizers were expecting 700 and 1000 came! Super Zumba warm up, mariachi youth band at the turnaround and free tamales at the end.

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Kids Off the Block’s Diane Latiker featured on Great Big Story

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Aug 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Kids Off the Block’s Diane Latiker featured on Great Big Story

Diane Latiker thinks a 12-year-old kid should be worried about his grades—not about getting shot on his walk home from school. What’s mundane in other parts of town can be deadly in Roseland, Diane’s South Side Chicago neighborhood. The city’s epidemic of gang and gun violence—most of its victims young, Black and male—makes national news…

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