On the Table 2016 conversations highlighted consistent issues
community members face across the city and region - and
united participants to talk about ways we can address them.
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.
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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
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
Total #OntheTable2016 mentions
Topics frequently mentioned with the #onthetable2016 campaign were #education, #mentalhealth, #yourvoicematters, #racialequality, #justice, #economy and #compassion