Over the course of the three weeks following On the Table in 2016, The Chicago Community Trust and Goodcity Chicago received nearly 400 video submissions describing actionable ideas for projects or activities that could make a real impact on the region’s communities.

A selection committee of 30 community leaders and activists reviewed and evaluated the submissions in late June. In July, we were excited to announce that 64 of those ideas received $1,000 awards for implementation through our inaugural Acting Up initiative – addressing diverse issues such as mental health, violence, education and employment.

Click on the links below to watch the short video submissions that introduced these Acting UP winning projects.