5 Lessons Learned from Chicago’s First Racial Healing Youth Institute

“We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity.”

— Fred Hampton

“Radical empathy, on the other hand, means putting in the work to educate oneself and to listen with a humble heart to understand another’s experience from their perspective, not as we imagine we would feel. Radical empathy is not about you and what you think you would do in a situation you have never been in and perhaps never will. …


Building a Culture of Equity & Anti-Racist Practice in Our Schools

Written by: Terrence Pruitt & Steven Rosado

Editor: Joshua Prudowsky

Part I: What We Believe

Art Created by Amoz Wright

“The work of healing is to do the work of healing yourself and supporting others in their healing process. Healers heal and help heal. The work of anti-racism and racial equity work is something you do daily, in your personal life and in your professional work. It is a lifelong commitment that requires introspection, reflection, willingness to learn and adapt, and a willingness to sit with hard truths and be uncomfortable with those truths…


Democratizing Evaluation: Lessons Learned in the Youth Development Sector

Image from Chicago Wears Condoms Campaign (2015)

After every run through there is a meeting. And it doesn’t matter how many months we’ve done it, how many times we’ve done it. There are notes every time, because there is always something we can improve upon.

— Beyonce (Homecoming)

We are excited to compile years of lessons learned in the youth development sector about how we can democratize evaluation. We know not everyone has had the best experiences with evaluation but it can be an incredible tool for continuous improvement and a way to increase equity and participation in your program.

The article talks about: What we’ve done…

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