A milestone year begins with a celebration of Erikson’s history, accomplishments, and impact

Kickoff event is a ‘thank you’ for five decades of pioneering work

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The pioneering spirit that created Erikson Institute in 1966 was celebrated at an event that ushered in Erikson’s milestone 50th year. More than 150 guests, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, board members, and longtime friends, gathered at Erikson to hear stories that served to illuminate our impact and the importance of the people who have advanced our mission to improve the lives of young children over 50 years.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent his regards through a letter that recognized Erikson’s “lasting legacy” and “work that continues to impact generations of Chicagoans”:

“Since its inception, Erikson has created new knowledge around ‘what we know’ and not only shares best practices, but takes time to learn from others around the world. Thanks to their enduring efforts, we now have a voice that shares insight on important issues in a child’s early years. It is no surprise that Erikson has established itself as a trusted voice on the early childhood experience.”