Come celebrate with the Kindred Project of Chicago!  Our launch event will include a celebration of culture through a Sabar drumming performance by our own Kindred Project Ambassador, Youssou Diatta, and his West African/Senegalese drumming group.

The Kindred Project integrates multicultural communities by organizing international travel experiences with a distinctly local and personal connection. The Kindred Experience is lead by an Ambassador, an immigrant or first-generation citizen, who leads homestay/service trips to their country of origin for small groups of Chicago community members, creating meaningful shared experience and sustainable personal relationships.

Included in this event:
– Silent Auction
– Bar & Refreshments
– Drumming Performance & Workshop
– Information about the Kindred Project
– Meet the Kindred Project Team
– Find out how you can become a part of the Kindred Project
…and much more!

All donations benefit the Kindred Project of Chicago and its inaugural trip to Senegal in July 2009.

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the Senegalese culture in our own Chicago neighborhood!   The event will take place Saturday, March 7th, at 2123 West North Avenue in Chicago, IL.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Kindred Project mission as well as celebrating cross-cultural understanding and relationships through music and service may contact or leave a comment below!


Welcome to the Kindred Project blog!  We organize international travel experiences where Americans with thriving networks abroad share the beauty and reality of their home country with fellow Americans, opening doors to the world and creating connections in our multicultural communities.  We are working towards a world where:

  • Direct intercultural experiences and global awareness are the basis for informed decisions as voters, consumers, and donors
  • Travel is considered a necessary component of cultural understanding, and travel opportunities accurately reflect the world’s cultural and economic diversity
  • Cultural differences in our communities are viewed as an asset, a resource for collaboration and celebration, not a cause for division

Visit our blog regularly for updates on our projects and related news, or check out our main website,, to learn more.