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Kevin Sutton showing Elevated Chicago hand fan at ETODay Party on April 11, 2024

Celebrating ETOD grantees at ETODay Party


Elevated Chicago hosted an ETODay Party on April 11, 2024 funded by the Chicago Community Trust and the MetLife Foundation.

More than 135 guests came together to have meaningful conversations about ETOD, and celebrated 28 ETOD grantee projects featured around the room. Attendees included leaders of community organizations, City staff, Elevated Chicago staff, and Elevated Works technical assistance partners.

Recap of ETODay Party

Here’s a quick recap of what happened at the party: 

  • Opening remarks from Roberto Requejo, Kenya Merritt, and Marisa Novara
  • “ETOD 101 for developers” video screening
  • Emcees Leslé Honoré and Kevin Sutton
  • Display boards featuring 28 grantee projects
  • In.Field community engagement toolkit demo from Duo Development
  • Good food, good drinks, and good music!

More Elevated Chicago events will be held later this year. Stay tuned on the event latest announcements through the email newsletter, on social media, and on Elevated Chicago’s Eventbrite page.

Watch the opening remarks

ETODay Party photo gallery