CIMBY Student Leaders

CIMBY Student Leaders

CIMBY Student Leaders meet twice a week for one hour, and once a month for three hours to dig into environmental justice, sustainability and stewardship in Chicago and beyond.

Student Leadership Program

In the 2020-2021 school year, Calumet Is My Back Yard (CIMBY) introduced a school year long Student Leadership Program. Students receive a stipend for participation and are invited to participate in an intensive 5-week internship program over the summer.

Who are the CIMBY Student Leaders?

The CIMBY Student Leadership Program is composed of 11 students from 6 different high schools, ranging from sophomores to seniors. Read their bios to meet the members of CIMBY here!

Past Projects

  • CIMBY Student Leaders supported the development of a Mindfulness Podcast. Listen to it here or aqui.
  • Community Town Hall: Embark on Environmental Justice Inquiry to Action Projects with community experts - Leila Ceilo, Brenda Becerra, Luis Cabrales, and Daniel Morales-Doyle.
  • Community Town Hall: Join CIMBY Student Leaders as they host community activists in a conversation about community and environmental health.
  • CIMBY Student Leaders also visited a number of local natural areas. Join them as they explore Big Marsh Park, Burnham Wildlife Corridor, Bubbly Creek, Kickapoo Woods, Steelworkers Park, and 31st Street Beach.

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