Chicago Global Shapers
A globally recognized group of young leaders empowered by the World Economic Forum to improve the lives of Chicagoans.
While we value our connection to the World Economic Forum and the bonds we share with one another, we're laser-focused on getting things done. Each year, we align on impact projects that directly connect to improving the lives of Chicagoans. For instance, one of our impact projects entailed working with My Block, My Hood, My City to develop organizational capabilities, scale operations, and execute cross-neighborhood excursions for underserved Chicago students. Another had us partner with LeadersUp to develop training & curricula that empower youth interviewing for and navigating a new job. Find some of our other partners below.
We're more than a cohort of young professionals committed to changing Chicago for the better. Whether through targeted service events, city excursions, weekend working sessions, or impromptu coffees, we've grown into a tight-knit group of advisers and friends.
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Our community is built around complimentary skills & experiences: we make a difference in tech, finance, government, entrepreneurship, and everything in between.
We are Chicago: we're Hyde Park academics, Lake View cyclists, Downtown marathoners, Logan Square coffee obsessives, Pilsen street art enthusiasts, Wicker Park beer snobs, and Edgewater historians.
We hail from Asia to Africa, have gladly welcomed transfers from other Hubs (Italy, Jamaica, Israel, and India), and happily host visiting Shapers from around the world - most recently Mexico, Canada, and China.
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