Since 1987, Echoing Green has accelerated the work of some of the world’s best and brightest social innovators. This Fellowship cohort will be the first of two for the year, with each Fellow receiving $80,000 over 18 months, a community of practice, and a continuum of support valued at $200,000 per Fellow, including leadership development, wellness programming, and access to a network of industry peers.
At a time when food costs are rising, Dion’s Chicago Dream is providing fresh fruits and vegetables for free to families in Chicago’s hardest-hit communities. Here with more on the work they do is executive director Dion Dawson.
How would you react if you saw members of your community struggling? If you were Dion Dawson, you would do something about it. Go to Story
Fighting Food Insecurity One Home Delivery at A Time
Dion Dawson’s nonprofit has put fresh produce on the tables of more than 24,000 people in Chicago.
Dion Dawson speaks to WBEZ Chicago Innovators to learn more about his mission to expand food access and create food security in the city.
ENGLEWOOD — It’s a cold morning when Dion Dawson pulls up to the corner of 59th Street and Racine Avenue. Dawson almost steps over an orange bell pepper before crouching to grab it, dusting it off and holding it as he gestures to an outdoor refrigerator. The fridge is painted, covered in images of corn,…