Where did conversations take place? % of respondents n=3827

Community Centers0%

Workplaces0%

or0%

Homes0%

Religious Institutions0%

Who was around the table? % of respondents n=3825

the0%

in the0%

Coworkers0%

FRIENDS0%

NEIGHBORS0%

Respondents discussed a wide range of issues,
but four emerged as most prominent: % of respondents n=2656

and0%

and0%

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and0%

An Estimated

2000

Youth

from across the region participated in On the Table 2016.

In partnership with Mikva Challenge and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of Service Learning, The Chicago Community Trust developed a youth conversation guide to support engagement in the classroom and at various youth events held across the region. It was used in numerous classrooms in the CPS and in suburban school districts, as well as shared with numerous organizations serving youth including Leadership Greater Chicago and Get In Chicago.

Using unique conversation and faciliator guides designed specifically for youth conversations, youth identified promising ideas (head), what they care about (heart), and what they will do (feet).

Click on one of the tabs above to see common themes discussed within the corresponding category.

The Head: Promising ideas.


Common Themes

  • Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Equity and Social Inclusion
  • Judicial System and┬áPublic Safety

The Heart: What they care about.


Common Themes

  • Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Judicial System and┬áPublic Safety

The Feet: What they will do.


Common Themes

  • Building Relationships and Collaborating
  • Community Involvement
  • Speaking Out and Communication
conversations-giving

forty percent of On the Table respondents reported giving in some capacity to education and youth development efforts, which corresponds to its citation by respondents as a high priority community problem.

% of respondents n=3581

Motivation to participate in On the Table % of respondents n=3531

26%26 percent of respondents were interested in discussing community ideas, problems and solutions
17%17 percent of respondents participated out of curiosity
17%17 percent of respondents participated in order to connect with others in their community
15%15 percent of respondents participated out of a desire to listen and learn

A. 26 percent of respondents were interested in discussing community ideas, problems and solutions

B. 17 percent of respondents participated out of curiosity

C. 17 percent of respondents participated in order to connect with others in their community

D. 15 percent of respondents participated out of a desire to listen and learn

How did people hear about On the Table? % of respondents n=3930

I was invited0%

Through a Community or Nonprofit Organization0%

Through Word of Mouth0%

Through Social Media0%

Through Advertising0%

On the Table Online

15478

Total #OntheTable2016 mentions

69

MILLION

digital impressions

Topics frequently mentioned with the #onthetable2016 campaign were #education, #mentalhealth, #yourvoicematters, #racialequality, #justice, #economy and #compassion

#OntheTable2016 was the

#1 Trending Topic

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