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Dion Dawson Receives Prestigious Fellowship

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.

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Dream Deliveries featured in WGN Veteran Voices

Hear as Dion talk about the inspiration for his efforts, the work they are doing now and hoping to do soon by bringing more food to more people and places facing challenges in the Chicago area. Listen as Dion talks about partnerships and perseverance and how both are needed to succeed. Dion is a navy veteran and he and his “Dream Team” are on a mission and well on their way to making a difference in the day to day lives of many. Listen here.

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WGN Features the work of DCD

Hear as Dion talk about the inspiration for his efforts, the work they are doing now and hoping to do soon by bringing more food to more people and places facing challenges in the Chicago area. Listen as Dion talks about partnerships and perseverance and how both are needed to succeed. Dion is a navy veteran and he and his “Dream Team” are on a mission and well on their way to making a difference in the day to day lives of many. Listen here.

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WTTW Features Dream Fridge Program Efforts

Every weekday morning, Dion Dawson fills an outdoor refrigerator in Englewood with water bottles and produce. The free offerings include fresh tomatoes, grapes, apples, berries, citrus fruits, and lettuce…“Englewood is a food desert. There’s no supermarket within a mile radius besides a Whole Foods,” Dawson said.

The Dream Fridge aims to address that.

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Marcus Lemonis Talks About Our Work

On WGN Radio, Marcus talks about the important work of Dion Dawson and “Dions Chicago Dream” supporting nutrition and food deliveries in Englewood and beyond and the ways he and Dion connected through social media.

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