North America ● USA

Chicago Hub

The Chicago Hub began in 2013 with an inaugural class and we've continued to grow and evolve since then. We are proud to represent Chicago's amazing neighborhoods (Hyde Park to Edgewater), count as our members Shapers from across the world, work and study in a variety industries (private to public sector, entrepreneurs to graduate students and everything in between), and boast a multitude of pizza predilections (deep-dish, thin-crust, and yes, even New York-style). We're more than a cohort of young professionals committed to changing Chicago for the better. Through service events, city excursions, weekend working sessions, impromptu coffees or late-night dance parties, we've grown into a tight-knit group of advisers and friends. We hold a monthly event and a monthly call, and have Fall and Spring retreats to onboard new members, assess the Hub's activities, address governance, and plan/progress our annual impact projects. Each year, we select a set of impact projects that directly connect to improving the lives of Chicagoans. Since 2018, our goal and impact theme are  focused on what it takes to prepare Chicagoans for a Future of Work that is equitable and inclusive. We are working on impact projects centered on this theme that span career readiness, inclusive entrepreneurship, and city policy.

40 members


Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar

Heba Ansari

Munzer Awad

Delores Balogun

Anna Bethune

Graham Carney

Crisel Monserrat Casillas Gomez

Maya Cohen

Rafael Gabriel Costa

Sarah Doherty

Jonathan Fair

Carli Feinstein

Shoham Geva

Diamond Greer

David Hodge

Anas Kaakeh

Rajalakshmi Kanagavel

Brian Joseph Kastenholz

Taylor Klassman

Abin Kuriakose

Jimmy Kurian

Allen Linton II

Julia Luscombe

Uchenna Moka-Solana

John Monaghan

Elle Ramel

Lavanya Ravishankar

Jake Stevens

Ricardo Suárez

Christina Warner

Cheryl Yu

Jane Zanzig

Agam Arora

Ablorde Ashigbi

Talar Berberian

Andrea Byrd

Ankur Khanna

Alberto Morales

Jody Zhou

Founding Curator

Ted Gonder

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.