In convening Safer Through Unity, The United Way of Metro Chicago brought together organizations and change-makers from their networks who were working on pressing issues in their communities. 

Because of a rapidly changing social and political terrain in Chicago, and emergent and complex social challenges coming to a head, the urgency of supporting these change-makers and organizations is pressing. 

A Rapid Action Lab is designed to increase the resilience and effectiveness of work happening on the ground by enabling: 

  • New and deeper understanding of the social issues impacting communities on the ground
  • New ideas and initiatives for interventions in the social system
  • New relationships, networks, and other forms of social capital that increase strategic coordination across projects and impact.




Funding was generously provided by the Chicago Community Trust