Lighting with Peace





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Chicago, Il

Total Budget: $1,000

Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Activity Type: Peace: General

Summary: An evening of peace building will be provided in the Little Village community

Lighting with Peace - Little Village. The Rotary-sponsored event will bring youth and families from the community together to participate in an evening of peace-building. Members of Padres Angeles of St. Agnes of Bohemia Church and volunteers will walk around the community with electric candles. Children and families will be accompanying us, singing songs of peace. We will then have a peace circle in the church gym. Participants will talk about what peace means to them and strategies to promote peace in their homes. After the peace circle, Rotarians will provide food and art supplies for the children. The children will write peaceful messages inside paper doves that will then be put up in a tree inside the gym - a Peace tree. Finally, the Rotarians will facilitate a discussion about immigrants and refugees and how we need to treat them with respect and empathy and how we can make them feel welcome here. We will also have piñatas for the children.

# of Rotarians Participating: 5

# of Non-Rotarians Benefitting: 100

Target Completion Date: 5/31/19

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicago Cosmopolitan

Primary Contact: Sarah Yousuf

Email: sfyousuf@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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History Log Entries


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Chuck Corrigan

Payment on this project is on HOLD until the Club's Rotary Foundation annual fund and PolioPlus goals have been submitted.

District Foundation Chair Chuck Corrigan or your Club's assistant governor can assist your Club President or Club Foundation Chair in setting and entering the goals.

Please contact him Chuck via email or phone for assistance.

email: cjc1@dbcw.com

cell: (630) 853-9461

Please set the goals as soon as possible to release payment for your grant.



System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Sarah Yousuf.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Chuck Corrigan

The Club has submitted its Foundation goals, so the hold is removed for the peace grant.


Chuck Corrigan


by David Phelps

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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