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Thankful For chicago

Thankful for Chicago is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create experiences that make people leave better than they came. In doing so, we’re bringing together our city’s scientists and creatives to find ways social gathering can be used to increase psychological wellness and joy.

Our aim is to connect highly talented young people with mentorship, resources, and collaboration to answer the fundamental research question:

How can social gatherings and live music experience be used to decrease anxiety and depression through increasing joy?

The goal of this program is to create a brilliant cohort of innovators to produce and integrate new paradigms of preventative neurological care, based in empirical scientific evidence. Thankful For Chicago will unify our city through social gathering, and joy, to facilitate neurological wellness and psychological healing.