Outreach Programs



Ethnic Dialogue programs attract hundreds of school and university students, and adult groups each year. First voice presenters open a window into the life of the community, and explore common ground shared by Americans of all ethnicities. Programs are tailored to interests of your group and can be conducted off site or at our “Living Museum” the Devon Avenue ethnic marketplace. To register for this program, click here.


NIAM’s Gandhi Peace Program began with the goal of bringing Mahatma Gandhi’s peace and non-violence teachings to underprivileged schools in Chicago. As 2019 was the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi, the program came to fruition at a meaningful time. The program was celebrated by the Indian Consulate that year in the historic Swami Vivekananda room at the Art Institute of Chicago. The curriculum caters to Grades 2-5 and encompasses Gandhi’s incredible story but also teaches children the practice of meditation along with an art and writing component.


Sacred Sites tours explore the diversity of religious traditions in the Indian American community with visits to temples, mosques, gurudwaras, churches and other places of worship. Learn how Indian Americans have transformed Chicago’s religious landscape. To know more contact info@niam.org.