- About Crossroads Fund
- Support Social Justice
- Apply for a Grant
- Our Grantees
Lisa Fittko Internship Fund
The Lisa Fittko Internship at Crossroads Fund was established by the friends of Lisa Fittko, to honor her legacy as a social justice activist. All her life, on two continents, Lisa advocated and worked for social justice and political rights. From her teenage years until she fled Europe in 1941, Lisa worked to oppose fascism. She and her husband helped to lead people out of Nazi-occupied France into Spain.
When she settled in Chicago, Lisa continued her activism. She helped organize Hiroshima Day in Hyde Park, was active as a precinct captain, tirelessly demonstrated against the Vietnam War, picketed for Farm Workers, helped to organize clerical workers at the University of Chicago, and served as board president of Harper Square, a housing co-op designed to integrate residents both racially and economically.
Lisa passed away in 2005. She is remembered by her friends, family, and a global community of individuals who are grateful for her efforts to fight fascism and injustice. Crossroads Fund is excited to host a program that honors Lisa’s legacy and engages a young person in social justice work. We hope to build the program as a lasting memorial to the life and work of Lisa Fittko.
To support the Lisa Fittko Internship Fund, Donate Now! Type "Lisa Fittko Internship" in the Comments or Questions field.