Tag: Civic Engagement
Read/Write Library collects, preserves, and provides access to community media in order to inspire and promote diverse modes of cultural production and civic engagement. Through our public programs and free browsing hours, growing collection of over 5,000 publications, and open source catalog, the library strives to raise the visibility of work produced by Chicagoans of all backgrounds to reveal connective threads across neighborhoods, generations, and cultures and to encourage inquiry into and ownership of the historical record. The Library recognizes the contributions that all community members make to co-creating a city and we believe that learning to value these stories plays a vital role in building empathy, community pride, and the ability to see oneself as a change agent. Unlike a traditional read-only library, we encourage contributions, whether community newspapers, self-published chapbooks by young poets, or novels by tenured professors, making cultural participation more transparent and accessible.
Chicago Leadership Allince
The CLA has been built for today’s Millennial leader who doesn’t just want to sit on the sidelines and watch/ complain, but for those of us who desire to work together, build solutions, and play an active role in the future of Chicago. Rather than focus on just one issue, The CLA provides our members with an opportunity to get involved with dozens of causes, organizations, projects, population segments, and geographical areas in Chicago. We also offer the necessary support and resources so our members can launch their own social impact organizations and initiatives, which pertain to causes they’re personally passionate about.