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Join the Concern community and become part of a global effort to make life better — permanently — for the world’s poorest people. There are so many ways to get involved: volunteer with us, partner with us, or even become a Concern Ambassador.

Become an Ambassador

Kelly McShane

Donor Since: 2010

Kelly and her husband, Jim, a Concern Board Member, have visited Concern’s programs in Haiti, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and just recently Uganda. When they are not globe-trotting, they are providing vital support to Concern’s Chicago events.

While visiting a Concern water project in the Wollo region of Ethiopia, a villager told Kelly that the simple, gravity-driven water pipe, “changed everything.”

“I thought ‘everything’ was certainly hyperbole,” Kelly said. “I had a lot to learn… the ongoing impact it can have on generations is profound. Don’t you want to be a part of that?”

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Women of Concern Awards

May 30, Reception begins at 11AM; luncheon begins at 12PM – Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Now in its 20th year, the Women of Concern Awards Luncheon is a celebration of the accomplishments of women and girls around the world. This year, Concern is proud to recognize the achievements of exceptional women who are using their platform to amplify the voices of mothers and children throughout the world. Our co-honorees Aedhmar Hynes, Chairman of The Page Society and former Text100 CEO, and Allison Robinson, CEO of The Mom Project exemplify…

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Partner With Us

Concern’s corporate and foundation partners play a critical role in our work. Join forces with us to create lasting change for people living in at-risk and chronically-disadvantaged communities all over the globe.

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Active Citizenship

Concern Active Citizenship (CAC) is an innovative educational program that is raising awareness of international humanitarian issues among middle and high school students across the U.S. Through dynamic resources and student-led activities, CAC is empowering youth to take meaningful action in their communities.

With an emphasis on the Global Goals, established by the United Nations in 2015, Concern Active Citizenship defines complex global issues and instills young people with the 21st-century knowledge and skills needed to take steps toward a brighter future.

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Volunteer With Us

Volunteers make our work possible. Turn your concern into action by donating your time and expertise, and in return you’ll get access to exciting events, learn more about current affairs, collaborate with a group of like-minded people, and get inspired by seeing how much we can collectively do to help the world’s most vulnerable people. We aren’t able to offer opportunities in the field at this time, but we welcome all to sign up to help at a number of fun and rewarding annual events!

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