The Neighborhood Exchange Series (NES) is an opportunity to hear from leaders who are at the forefront of building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region. The quarterly events feature an engaging panel conversation in an in-person or virtual setting that highlights how community-led strategies and cross-sector partnerships that are transforming Chicago’s neighborhoods.


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Upcoming Events

Fall 2023

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Previous Events

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05.23.23 – Virtual Neighborhood Exchange

Food Disruptors — How Innovation and Sustainability Are Feeding Our Neighbors

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02.15.23 – Hybrid Neighborhood Exchange

Invisible Lines — The Legacy of Redlining in Chicago

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10.19.22 – Neighborhood Exchange

Behind the Numbers — How Inflation and the Economy Are Affecting Our Communities

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4.28.22 – Neighborhood Exchange

The Arc of Recovery: COVID Response from Crisis Management to Long-Term Investment

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1.26.22 - Virtual Neighborhood Exchange

Doing Good in the Neighborhood – The Rise of Community Based Incubators

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10.27.21 - Virtual Neighborhood Exchange

Connecting the Dots – Human Services and Economic Development

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6.11.20 – Virtual Neighborhood Exchange

Innovation & Adaptation in Times of Crisis: Local Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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2.11.20 – Neighborhood Exchange

The Role of Corporations in Chicago’s Community Investment Initiative

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11.7.19 – Neighborhood Exchange

The Role of Workforce Development in Neighborhood Revitalization

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