Friday, July 21, 2017

Chicago Community Trust Award for Prof. Elizabeth Meadows

  • We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Meadows, associate professor of elementary education, has just been awarded a $1000 Acting Up grant from the Chicago Community Trust to offer community tours to elementary student teachers who have been placed in urban settings and communities unlike where they grew up. Click on the link above to see Dr. Meadows' description and rationale for the project.
  • The selection process for the Acting Up grant awards was quite extensive. In the weeks following the grant announcement, The Chicago Community Trust received nearly 300 video submissions describing actionable ideas for projects or activities that could make a real impact on the region’s communities.
  • With the help of Goodcity Chicago, the Trust convened a selection committee of 25 community leaders and activists who reviewed and evaluated the submissions, and made recommendations for the second annual Acting Up awards. On June 28, the Trust announced that 71 of those ideas would receive awards of more than $135,000, to help neighbors take action.
  • Acting Up winners come from across the city and suburbs with plans focused on a wide range of issues – education and youth development, health, community engagement, health and wellness, arts and culture, food access and more. 
  • Congratulations to Dr. Meadows and our elementary education students!

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