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Ribbon Funded

About this project

Intro (Why We Need Money)

LETS GO Chicago is gearing up for our third season running our Summer of Solutions summer program! As an organization and a community of dedicated young people, we strive to redefine the realities of the structures we live in by supporting each other as young developing leaders. As our generation faces developing environmental threats, increasing economic insecurities, and ever present social justice issues, we are determined to take the lead and change the course of our future. We come together during the summer to share knowledge and equip each other with the skills to take on these challenges.

LETS GO Chicago was founded in the winter of 2010 as a local project of the national youth led organization Grand Aspirations. As a local collective and national non-profit, we are dedicated to as we create innovative, self-sustaining, and interdependent initiatives that systematically integrate We run a Summer of Solutions program for youth between the ages of 14 and 30 to develop green economy and leadership skills and offer a deeper understanding of the issues we are facing. This is done through . We like to say “Our work is deadly serious, but it’s also a lot of fun.”

Since its creation in 2010, LETS GO Chicago has operated as a non-for-profit grassroots organization in partnership with Grand Aspirations and the United Church of Rogers Park. We run spring, summer, and fall educational opportunities for neighborhood children, young adults, and local community members. We support the organization entirely off of grassroots fundraising, small grants, entrepreneurial projects, and a few larger donations.

LETS GO Chicago members hold a deep hope and love for our community and the world at large. There are too many existing systems that don’t honor the beauty within us, protect the natural world, and physically support life here on this earth. We refuse to be a part of that story. Our story is one of imagination, collaboration, and hard work.  We believe that a communitysustainableprosperouswe’re in it for the long haul.

LETS GO Staff and Children at our free farm stand Summer 2012


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