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Changing Worlds' mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding.

Our Reach

We provide in-school, after-school and community outreach programs in Chicago and beyond. Our educational, art and cultural awareness programs reach more than 10,000 students, teachers and families each year. Learn more about our programs. 

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Come Back to this Space Soon to Watch an Amazing Video Featuring our Student Leadership Awardees

Links and News

Honoring Michelle T. Boone with our Connecting Cultures Award

220 guests gathered on Thursday, May 19 for Changing Worlds Annual Benefit.  The event honored Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Changing Worlds' 14th Annual Benefit

In addition to amazing and engaging performances from Changing Worlds' students and a touching and lively tribute to the Commissioner, the event  included student exhibitions, a raffle, silent auction and student leader award presentations.

Our New Executive Director, Clifton Williams

Clifton Williams is now the Executive Director of Changing Worlds.  Williams joined the organization following the departure of long-time director, Mark Rodriguez.