Get IN Chicago worked with Lurie Children’s Hospital to provide technical assistance for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs over the past year.  Lurie experts worked alongside therapists and program managers to learn about the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of each CBT program funded by Get IN Chicago.  Their work included needs assessments, progress monitoring, and coordinating… Read More


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It’s Friday!  How about some good news? Get IN Chicago is a private organization that provides counsel to funder and community-based organizations working to reduce youth violence and address the underlying, systemic issues that lead to it. We pool resources, research, and on-the-ground expertise to disrupt the cycle of violence and create new possibilities for youth… Read More

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Organization awards continuous funding to Healing Hurt People-Chicago in two of the city’s busiest pediatric trauma centers CHICAGO (Aug 19) – Get IN Chicago announced today it will continue to fund for two additional years the Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C) program, a trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention program that recognizes that individuals traumatized by violent injury… Read More


Last year, Get IN Chicago collaborated with Illinois Mentoring Partnership (IMP) on a technical assistance program to strengthen mentoring programs and learn more about what works best for high-risk youth in our city.  Participants learned best practices, gained research insights, and embarked on quality improvement through workshops, trainings, and site visits with mentoring experts from IMP.  They… Read More

This summer, Get IN Chicago welcomes three interns to our team: Rachael Maguire, Camille Smith, and Imani Waweru.  Our interns contribute to all aspects of operations, with an emphasis on research, monitoring and compliance, and survey work.  Thank you to the Baum Family Fund and University of Chicago Institute of Politics for providing generous funding… Read More

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Get IN Chicago is pleased to award 11 grants for safe, structured summer programs.  Chosen with a review committee of nine donors and practitioners, these awards will support pro-social activities such as mentoring, therapy, sports, arts, and restorative justice programs for acutely high-risk youth. Including additional summer grants to Smart Chicago, BBF Family Services, and Teamwork Englewood, Get… Read More

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Last November, we announced renewal funding for our parent leadership programs with Family Focus, Metropolitan Family Services, and Youth Guidance.  This funding supported a second year of service for  evidence-based parenting programs (B-PROUD and Parenting Fundamentals).  Both programs use effective approaches to improve skills for parents of high-risk youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale,… Read More