The first ”Leaders for a New Chicago” awards have been announced


The inaugural Leaders for a New Chicago awards have been announced by the organisers of the award, the MacArthur Foundation and the Field Foundation.

The awards, announced in February to help foster a ”more equitable and just Chicago”, recognise 14 community based organisers and leaders who best represent the many communities, disciplines and broad diversity of Chicago. A cash prize of $25,000 is awarded to each individual, along with a matching payment to their organisation, should it be a non-profit.

The organisers of the award and the selection committee believe that these individuals can help ”to retell the story of what a leader looks like—and it looks like Chicago”.

Read more on the 2019 Leaders for a New Chicago Awardees.

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