Nominations for the 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans


Now in its second year StreetWise launched this award to recognize and honor the 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans who make the city a better place to live and work.  Click here to see all of the 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans from 2018 

We want to build on our tremendous success from last year and make this year’s slate of nominees and gala even bigger.  All of this helps to shine a spotlight on those offering a hand up – just like StreetWise does each day with the Magazine Vendor Program, Jobs Program, and all of the support people need to get back on their feet. 

Don’t wait another moment – who comes to mind when you think about someone doing extraordinary things to make our city a better place? We are looking for nominations from across the City and across disciplines – think activists, citizens, business leaders, civil servants, elected officials, entrepreneurs, journalists/media, or nonprofit leaders. 

The honorees will be celebrated at the annual StreetWise fundraising gala in September 2019. You can view photos of the 2018 Gala here.

Now accepting nominations until June 15, 2019.  


Nominate your Most Inspiring Chicagoan here

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