CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH STORIES

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“Our goal is to share stories that
touch the pulse of humanity.

THE NEED
We live in a society that is diverse, but isolated. Often, we only hear “one sided” stories that support negative stereotypes. As a result, many people exist in isolation, and their true stories of caring and giving are never heard. Our goal, is to share stories that touch the pulse of humanity, and remind us, that we are more alike than not, and that we are not alone. Our purpose is to create inclusion through our stories. In addition, I Am We seeks to encourage youth and communities to share their stories to create awareness, unity, and understanding of ourselves and each other.

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In many communities throughout Chicago there exist a culture of isolation. Youth are not engaged with the community stakeholders. Many stakeholders are making significant contributions within their neighborhood and/or the wider community. Our goal is to create opportunities for these citizens to share their stories with youth and the greater community, to:

Create Engagement and:

  • Offer new insight and understanding
  • Increase learning and communication skills
  • Promote innovative thinking.

Create Social Change/Impact:

  • Break Stereotypes
  • Build communal, intergenerational and multicultural relationships
  • Promote learning and cohesiveness.

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