• Welcome!

    Welcome to Action Now Institute!  Action Now Institute (ANI) strengthens the voices of people in less-advantaged communities through leadership development, civic engagement and direct outreach. By partnering scholarly research and grassroots community organizing, we are able to educate, inspire and empower community residents of Illinois’ low- and moderate-income communities to …

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  • Youth Making A Difference

    Action Now Institute is dedicated to developing the next generation of civil rights leaders who are knowledgeable about issues that affect their community, power analysis, strategy and how to affect change on a local as well as national scale. http://actionnowinstitute.org/youth-making-a-difference/

    ANI Youth Making A Difference at a Leadership Training!
  • Education Justice

    Action Now Institute believes the key to improving the quality of education given to our children by informed and involved parents and communities, researching and determining pressing education issues and most effective teaching methods and creating innovative models for developing and training teachers and leaders who truly understand the communities …

  • Meet the Executive Director

    Katelyn Johnson is a graduate of North Park University and participated in community initiatives on and off campus, focusing on racial reconciliation and student leadership development. Upon her graduation in 2004, she began her work in community organizing, focusing on the need for affordable housing in North Lawndale. She was …

  • Leadership Trainings

    Leadership Trainings Action Now Institute is dedicated holding leadership trainings on issues that impact the lives of working families. These trainings help community members to become experts on the issues plaguing their communities and empower them to help develop community-based solutions and policy to address their concerns.

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