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Change lives by changing the system.

Chicago Appleseed is a social impact research and advocacy organization that identifies community injustices, conducts research necessary to develop proposed solutions and advocates for their implementation. Chicago Appleseed is an affiliate of the Appleseed National Network of Social Justice Centers.


Through advisory committees which oversee our projects, Chicago Appleseed forges coalitions with stakeholders and other community organizations to get reform done. Members of the Program Advisory Committees also assist in conducting projects, identifying systemic issues, considering ways to use national and local research in developing proposed solutions for Cook County, and preparing policy and editorial statements. There are Advisory Committees on Criminal Justice Reform, the Administration of Justice, Child Support and Family Law Reform, and Immigration Court Reform.

For more information about or to volunteer to be on the Committees or the Collaboration for Justice, please contact Executive Director, Malcolm Rich, at malcolmrich [at] chicagoappleseed [dot] org or call 312-988-6552.

Interns work closely with our talented staff, committed board members, and blue ribbon task forces comprised of exceptional professionals in their fields. The work you do will directly influence decisions by major policy makers at the city, county, and state level. Commitments are tailored to your availability and strengths, and can range from interviewing experts, drafting memos and articles, developing recommendations and strategies for implementing systemic reform, writing grants, blogging, court watching, and more.

Here are some ways you can get involved:


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