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Our Vision

A Chicago where all can thrive and live free of the fear of gun violence.

Our Mission

To increase the collective impact of community organizations working to stop gun violence, save lives and build a stronger Chicago.

Our Core Values

Empower: We seek to empower organizations working to stop gun violence by creating new opportunities to bring people and resources together to support their work.

Collaborate: We believe all of Chicagoland has a stake in gun violence and that by working together we can stop the violence.

Amplify: We strive to elevate the work and perspectives of those on the frontlines of the violence to inform solution-driven dialogue and highlight impactful programs.

Connect. Commit. Contribute. Change.

Be part of building peace in Chicago.

About Strides for Peace

Founded in 2014 by Margaret Bazckowski, Strides for Peace is a registered 501(c)(3) which 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.

Our Community Partners and Affiliates are cornerstones of their communities and share the common goal of ending gun violence. By creating turn-key opportunities that generate unencumbered financial resources, Strides for Peace supports existing programs while building an infrastructure for new collaboration and capacity building.

We are on a mission and need your help. We hope you’ll join us, because every stride counts.

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