Every year, participants come out of On the Table excited and passionate about their conversations and armed with fresh ideas about how to collectively improve our communities. To help some of those ideas come to fruition, in 2016 the Trust, in partnership with Goodcity, created a new program called Acting Up and invited On the Table participants to submit short videos outlining ideas for positive community impact.
On the Table participants from across the city and suburbs submitted nearly 400 videos, outlining plans that focused on a wide range of issues – health care, gun violence, open spaces, arts and culture, and more. A diverse team of 30 judges spent a day at the Trust viewing and evaluating the video entries and selecting winners.
The Trust ultimately announced 64 winners who received $1,000 in prizes to help make their ideas a reality.
You can learn about the winners here or view their videos below.