CTU HOSTED THE THIRD CONVENING of the Community Collaboration Initiative (CCI), a three-year action-based research project of Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy in March 2022.

We are here today to build connections and understanding, to contemplate the ways in which our privilege and access can create a better society through respective expertise. — DILNAZ WARAICH, CCI FOUNDER

We welcomed CTU Trustee and CCI founder, Ms. Dilnaz Waraich, along with 65 colleagues from five Muslim nonprofits sectors, Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy, and regional and national foundations such as The Chicago Community Trust and the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Launched in 2020, the CCI seeks to foster an intrafaith culture in the Muslim non-profit sector that is inclusive and operates from a mindset of generosity and with the power of shared resources. 

From its inception, the CCI established incremental goals with annual objectives: The first year focused on collaboration through trust-building; the second year focused on collaboration through shared programming; and the third year focused on collaboration through sustainability.

In welcoming the gathering, Waraich shared, “We are here today to build connections and understanding, to contemplate the ways in which our privilege and access can create a better society through respective expertise.” Findings from the CCI meetings will be published in a white paper. Proudly, CTU will once again host the CCI this October when the winner of the Muslim Collaboration Prizes award will be announced. To learn more click here.