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Building Bridges Across The World One Handshake At A Time

WorldChicago, a 501(c)3 organization, connects Chicago emerging leaders with their international counterparts to share expertise, develop partnerships, and build cross[1]cultural connections through citizen diplomacy. Citizen diplomacy is the belief that everyday people can bring countries and cultures together, contribute to peace and stability to the world, and connect us all as a global community. And Chicago has long embraced this mantra. From the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition to the “Century of Progress” World’s Fair in 1933, Chicago has long been a welcoming haven of diversity, cross-cultural collaboration, and invention. Founded in 1952, WorldChicago has taken up the mantle as Chicago’s preeminent conduit of global exchange. Their approach is straightforward – they create spaces for international and Chicago peers to converge and learn from each other. In 2019, WorldChicago welcomed more than 700 international leaders from 118 countries to Chicago.

WorldChicago delegation visits Gostivar, North Macedonia to discuss community resilience and youth empowerment

Through meetings and professional development opportunities with their counterparts in our city’s public, private and nonprofit sectors, including the entrepreneurial incubators and accelerators, international visitors discover models of community change, connectivity, and innovation. True to form, visitors share their business and social enterprise strategies and the possibility for mutual benefit and partnership comes to life. While most of WorldChicago’s work happens in Chicago, they also bring the Midwest perspective to the world.

Angolan delegation discussing government transparency and accountability at the Citizen Advocacy Center, 2019

Through international conferences, fellowships, and delegations, WorldChicago brings prominent Chicagoan thought leaders from abroad to share their expertise and create international linkages and partnerships. Chicagoans return home with the experience of a lifetime, potential partners and new markets in which to expand operations. As a city with rich histories of scientific discovery, civil advocacy, commercial development and legislative advancement, WorldChicago sees collaboration as holistic. Their programs explore the entire Chicago case study and illuminate how developments downtown affect communities on the North, South and West sides.

Human Rights Lawyer Shahla Humbatova of Azerbaijan, 2020 recipient of the prestigious International Women of Courage Award of the U.S. Secretary of State, meets with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois

Through international conferences, fellowships and delegations, WorldChicago brings prominent Chicagoan thought leaders abroad to share their expertise and create international linkages and partnerships. Chicagoans return home with the experience of a lifetime, potential partners and new markets in which to expand operations.

True to Chicago form, our focus is intersectional. As a city with rich histories of scientific discovery, civil advocacy, commercial development and legislative advancement, WorldChicago sees innovation as holistic. Our programs explore the entire Chicago case study and illuminate how developments downtown affect communities on the North, South and West sides.

As Chicago says goodbye to the “Century of Progress,” help WorldChicago usher in the “Century of Innovation.” Join their exciting programming on collaboration, innovation, and citizen diplomacy… and connect with WorldChicago and its international community at www.WorldChicago.org.

WorldChicago

www.worldchicago.org
+1-312-254-1800 X101
309 West Washington, Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60606

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