In 2037, Chicago will be 200 years old. How will you shape your city’s future?

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Chicago200 is an annual leadership program that convenes young diverse leaders from across the Chicago region to address the question, “What will we make our city known for by its 200th birthday?” The inaugural program takes place in April 2019. Over the next ten years, Chicago200 aims to engage and develop 2,000 diverse leaders, who are committed to reshaping their city for the next generation. As advisors to established leaders in the city, the 200 will express their vision for the city through local media and help shape Chicago‚Äôs future. By 2037, ten big ideas will have emerged, which these leaders will help make a reality.

Chicago200 is an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust in partnership with Common Purpose, with support from Chicago Public Media, University of Chicago, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago Votes, Northern Trust, 1871, Civitas Child Law Center of Loyola University and Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT.