Youth Leadership Retreat Applications Open Until June 31st

Summer 2021 Retreat Applications are now open! The CDYR Leadership cohort is a year-long cohort, starting with the summer leadership retreat, for youth ages 15 – 21 who trace their heritage to South Asia and the diaspora, and who want to grow as leaders and changemakers. Participants learn about how systems of oppression shape our … Continue reading Youth Leadership Retreat Applications Open Until June 31st

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR JOB OPENING

CDYR is hiring a paid, part-time contractor to support the volunteer collective by overseeing and executing administrative and logistical tasks. This individual will work closely with the collective members and be responsible for short- and long-term tasks and projects related to CDYR’s programming and general operations. Please note, this is a grant-funded, one-year position with … Continue reading ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR JOB OPENING

Devon-area Pandemic Relief Fund Progress Report

Crossroads Critical Response Fund 2020 Progress Report – Chicago Desi Youth Rising In mid-April of this year, Chicago learned that the zipcode covering our city's South Asian neighborhood had been most severely hit by the burgeoning first wave of COVID-19. We ached to jump into action, consulting with friends and community organizations in the West … Continue reading Devon-area Pandemic Relief Fund Progress Report

2020-2021 Cohort Application Deadline Extended

Applications to join Chicago Desi Youth Rising's 2020-2021 Cohort have been extended to May 15! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDYR's annual 2020 summer retreat will not follow its usual, overnight structure. This year's cohort will participate in alternative programming over the August 8-9 weekend, and the rest of our year-round mobilization programming will continue … Continue reading 2020-2021 Cohort Application Deadline Extended

Now Accepting Applications to Join CDYR’s 2020 Cohort!

Applications to join Chicago Desi Youth Rising's 2020 Cohort are now open! The CDYR cohort participates in an annual summer youth leadership retreat, and then has the opportunity to receive funding to organize community projects of their choice. This year's summer retreat will take place August 6-9, location TBA. Learn more and apply at bit.ly/CDYR2020. … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications to Join CDYR’s 2020 Cohort!

Deadline Extended for CDYR’s 2019 Summer Leadership Retreat!

The application deadline for Chicago Desi Youth Rising's 2019 summer leadership retreat has been extended! The application is now due on Sunday, April 14th. Please share the application widely with your networks! For more information please visit our website or email us at chicagodesiyouthrising@gmail.com. As we gear up for our 2019 summer leadership retreat, we reflect on how powerful last year's retreat and this … Continue reading Deadline Extended for CDYR’s 2019 Summer Leadership Retreat!