Strides for Peace & Partner News

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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Reframing the Narrative: Businesses and Gun Violence

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Dec 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Reframing the Narrative: Businesses and Gun Violence

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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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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Community Partner BUILD Chicago and Strides participate in mini-documentary “Hear Her Voice: Hidden Victims of Gun Violence”

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Aug 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Community Partner BUILD Chicago and Strides participate in mini-documentary “Hear Her Voice: Hidden Victims of Gun Violence”

  Created by Free Spirit Media youth media makers at the Nichols Tower site in Chicago, IL in partnership with The Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting. Summer 2018. Hear Her Voice: Hidden Victims of Gun Violence is a creative and powerful documentary that will change the way people look at gun violence victims. It’s focused…

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Community Partner I Grow Chicago featured in Chicago Tribune

By Mary Stonor Saunders | Aug 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Community Partner I Grow Chicago featured in Chicago Tribune

Beyond the block: A community organization in West Englewood plays for peace on new basketball court After Chicagoan John Ector served time, he built a contained basketball court – the first of its kind in the area – for the Englewood community. While Ector’s court is located at 6028 S. Aberdeen St., it is open to…

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