Crossroads Fund congratulates the Chicago Clean Power Coalition, including past and present Crossroads Fund grantees the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, the Pilsen Alliance, the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, the Nuclear Energy Information Service, and the 8th Day Center for Justice, on winning their long running campaign to close two coal-fired power plants in Chicago.
On March 2nd, Crossroads Fund is celebrating 30 years of seeding change, growing leaders and building movements with a night of food, music, awards and more! This week we’re offering our Facebook fans a chance to join the celebration and win a free ticket to our gala event!
In my work at Crossroads Fund, it is always a privilege to witness grassroots leaders giving voice to the social justice issues that directly affect them. One of my most memorable site visits from this past spring’s grantmaking cycle was facilitated entirely by volunteer leaders from the organization’s constituency – in this case, low-income seniors from Jane Addams Senior Caucus working for better, more affordable housing and healthcare.
Crossroads Fund mourns the loss of an amazing Chicago organizer and member of our community. On January 29th, John Castillo-Pennycuff passed away. John was a beloved and respected activist in the LGBTQ community. He served on the Chicago Commission on Human Relations Mayor's Advisory Council on LGBT Issues, was a member of Queer Nation Chicago, Equal Marriage NOW, the Coalition against Bashing, and many other groups, but I knew him as a friend.