We are in full growth mode here at the Field Foundation. Kyra Kyles is fully installed in her new role of Media & Storytelling Program Officer and Hilesh Patel has also settled in with our pioneering Leaders For a New Chicago Award program. Keep an eye out for our first cohort of Leaders For A New Chicago Awardees and new Media & Storytelling grantees. And as always, feedback and thoughts on our work are welcome. In this newsletter you will:
- Read about why Field board members are making headlines.
- See what Field staff members are up to.
- Meet our Spring 2019 grantees.
- Celebrate our amazing photographer Nolis Anderson.
Field Board Members Making Headlines
We are so proud of the important work our board members are doing in Chicago.
Cathy Cohen makes the list (and headlines) for Black feminists who are securing progressive victories in Chicago. A political scientist at the University of Chicago, Cathy launched the first nationally representative survey on the political attitudes of young Black people. Read more in the New York Times article to learn about how the survey findings led her to host a conference for emerging Black activists.
In this review of Dr. Nicholas Pearce’s book The Purpose Path, writer Peter Economy discusses a unique concept Pearce calls “vocational courage.” According to Dr. Pearce, by asking ourselves five questions, we can align our life’s purpose with what we do and pursue authentic work. To answer these five questions, click here.
This spring, Field board members Gloria Castillo and Lisa Lee, along with Field President Angelique Power, joined Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s transition team. The transition team encompassed ten committees, focusing on topics ranging from the arts and culture to business and neighborhood development to public safety. Read the Chicago Sun-Times article here.