Notable News

Food to Market Challenge Awards $500K to Bring Healthy Food to Underserved Communities

10.28.16 | In the News

Delta’s Ben Shorofsky is quoted in this press release from Food:Land:Opportunity where they announce the winners of the  Food to Market Challenge. Delta Institute’s Artisan Grain Collaborative made it to the finalist round.


Knight Cities Challenge grant competition seeks way to revitalize Gary

10.24.16 | In the News

This NWI Times article discusses the new round of Knight Cities Challenge funding that is available for those who want to help cities succeed. Delta’s Steel City Salvage project, which will create a materials reuse facility and marketplace for Gary’s deconstructed materials, is mentioned as a 2015 Challenge winner. Read more.


Gary to hire consultants for green plan

10.20.16 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article reports on the Gary Redevelopment Commission’s decision to award contracts to three organizations that are advising the city on deconstruction of abandoned homes. Among them is Delta Insitute, who devised the initial deconstruction plan. Read more.


Live Crowdfunding Event will BOOST Chicagoland Entrepreneurs

10.20.16 | In the News

This Sustainable Chicago Magazine article highlights the finalists for BOOST, the live-crowdfunded pitch event organized by the Delta Emerging Leaders, associate board of Delta Institute. Read more.


Funding a Sustainable Future – 5th Annual BOOST Event Funds Social Innovation in Chicagoland

10.18.16 | Press

Media Contact: Katie Yocum Musisi Email: kmusisi@delta-institute.org Phone: 312-651-4344 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18th, 2016 Funding a Sustainable Future – 5th Annual BOOST Event Funds Social Innovation in Chicagoland CHICAGO, IL – BOOST (Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking) utilizes a community-driven platform for unrestricted seed funds, launching enterprises that strengthen the environmental and economic vitality of the Chicagoland region. The event is…More


October Update from Delta Institute

10.18.16 | Announcements

In October’s Update, we introduce you to Dave Miller from Baker Miller in Chicago, share our latest video about the Artisan Grain Collaborative, and remind you to grab tickets for our free event: Tackling Waste’s Final Frontier: Food Scraps. Read more.