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Chicago is far from the just and fair city we deserve. As the last year has proven time and time again, Chicago has been built on segregating access to civic power and resources. Our lives won't change until our systems do. 

Each year, CUE teams use art, dialogue, research, and popular education to connect Chicago's stories, work together to build policy, and make our city more accountable to our people. We need you in this work. Check out our upcoming projects and join us to bring them to life.


INFO SESSION: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 5:30 PM       [Watch the recorded session]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, May 6th, 2021 - 12 PM

2021 KICKOFF WEEKEND: Saturday & Sunday, May 15 - 16, 2021

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CUE Squad

A two-part introduction to the CUE model. During the kickoff weekend (May 15-16), you'll learn about our framework by exploring projects including the People's Budget Chicago and the Racial Equity Impact Assessment process. You'll put this into practice by joining a People's Budget Chicago workshop or upcoming Racial Equity Impact Assessment as a small group discussion facilitator or documenter.

After you complete both parts of this free training, you'll be invited to join future projects as a paid facilitator or documenter ($15/hr). 

2021 CUE Fellowship

A six-month commitment working collectively to build public accountability to communities of color. After an introduction to CUE in the kickoff weekend (May 15-16), you will join a six-month cohort experience with a group of 16 people who bring their talent in art, research, storytelling, policy, and community organizing to the work of building a Chicago responsive and accountable to communities of color. 


You'll meet with your project team about once a week, and join your full cohort for fellowship workshops once a month to explore and interrogate frameworks that guide CUE's work, learn from each other, and share your own experiences as you reflect on and grow the racial justice movement in our city.