• We ARE
    Chicago Global Shapers

    We are a globally recognized group of young leaders empowered by the World Economic Forum.
    Our Mission
    is to improve the lives of Chicagoans, and breakdown regional and global challenges.

  • Shaper Applications Now Open!

    Click the link below to access our application.
    We are looking for young leaders ages 18-28 who want to contribute to local-to-global efforts that improve our communities.


    Applications close June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm CT.

    Meet Allen, our curator!

    Allen Linton II (he/him/his) is a proud, lifelong Chicagoan Southside. Allen is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). In practice, he uses an antiracist approach and equity lens to support more underrepresented communities gaining access to academia and equipped to thrive in their environments.


    In addition, Allen is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Chicago specializing in American politics with a concentration on youth politics, new/social media, and local political participation. For fun, He is a regular sports contributor on “Beyond the Game” for Turkish Radio and Television and hosted a sports radio show for over a decade in Chicago.

    Measuring Our impact

    Check out our 2018-2019 Annual Report to learn more in-depth about your programs, initiatives, and local/global impact with the Global Shaper Community!

    Become a Partner

    The Chicago Global Shapers’ 2020 impact projects will focus on building partnerships with organizations that are actively creating solutions to accelerate equity and diversity in the Chicago communities.


    If you would like to learn more about becoming a potential partner for this year’s Chicago Global Shapers Impact Project Partnership Program, please review the Request for Proposals document: