Changing Worlds

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Arts & Culture, Education, Race

Location: 329 W 18th St Ste 506 Chicago IL 60616 USA

Mission: Changing Worlds’ mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding.
Results: http://changingworlds.org/what-the-results-show-165.html
Target demographics: grades K-12, teachers, and community members
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

After hearing of the mission of Changing Worlds, I made it a point to learn more about the organization and realized that their mission was closely aligned with that of my University (Roosevelt University) and my own personal beliefs. I met with the Executive Director to discuss the possibility of becoming involved and am now a board member. At a time when Chicago is seeing more diversity in its schools and its communities but less tolerance and understanding of these diverse cultures, Changing Worlds is taking the lead as an organization that is trying to address this problem. Changing Worlds effectively uses the Arts and Oral Histories to help students and community members understand not only their own culture and roots but the culture of others. They highlight not the differences but the similarities that we all share. With knowledge comes an acceptance of "different" and a curiosity that brings people together. Most importantly, Changing Worlds not only provides these services but this dedicated group of professionals also train teachers to continue this work when they are gone. This is a wonderful organization and I am proud and honored to serve on its board.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The art work and written histories of the students portraying their family stories.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find them great donors.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The camaraderie and dedication of the board members and volunteers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate about the mission of the organization and the work done in the schools.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world!

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to be more involved.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the need for more members who can assist with the mission and better funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Changing Worlds changes lives!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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