About Strides for Peace
Strides for Peace envisions a Chicago where all can thrive and live free of the fear of gun violence.
Our mission is to increase the collective impact of community organizations working to end gun violence, save lives and build a stronger Chicago.
We believe that everyone has a stake in ending gun violence and that communities have the answers. Our work is centered around harnessing the power of community organizations and providing new pathways for people who care to get involved.
Our Core Values
We believe true partnerships are ones where there is shared power and mutual benefit. Our community partners are our north star.
We believe that making structural change requires relationships with the people and communities most impacted and the engagement of diverse stakeholders.
We believe an understanding of our problems and their attending solutions must include the strategic insights gained from people most impacted and those with boots on the ground, responsible for street level implementation.
We believe that to end gun violence we must invest in collaboration, lead with what we share in common and learn from each other.
We believe to end gun violence we must meet people where they are and offer new ways to deepen their understanding and engagement.
We believe change is not an intellectual exercise but a human experience. Love, trust, and hope are essential ingredients of change.