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While private and foundational support is important, most community-based nonprofits depend on government – local, state, and federal – funds for almost 90% of their costs.  Federal funding can often intimidate grant seekers because it seems the most complicated, but knowing how to access and secure federal funding is essential for any organization hoping to… Read More


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interview by Alexandria Santistevan, John Marshall Law School Intern Get IN Chicago partners are making incredible strides to reduce youth violence in our communities.  To introduce you to the people working in our communities every day, we plan to profile staff members from our CBT and mentoring cohort over the next few weeks.  These individuals are… Read More


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Did you receive our latest newsletter update?  You can also view it here: November 2016 Be sure to join our newsletter mailing list to receive our latest updates!… Read More


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Evidence-based mentoring model used by Get IN Chicago was featured in the White House Office of Social Innovation and My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)’s What Works Showcase Chicago, Ill. — November 17, 2016 — Get IN Chicago, a private organization studying and funding violence prevention initiatives focused on acutely high-risk youth, announced today the 11 community-based… Read More


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by Alexandria Santistevan, John Marshall Law School Intern “The successful organization has one major attribute that sets it apart from unsuccessful organizations… dynamic and effective leadership.” – Hersey and Blanchard As part of our Fall 2016 capacity building effort for mentoring and CBT organizations, Get IN Chicago hosted Deborah Minor Harvey of The Right Source, Inc… Read More


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This year, Get IN Chicago is proud to partner with Public Allies and host Alexis Willis as our Program Assistant.  Public Allies is a rigorous AmeriCorps program that places young leaders in full-time, paid apprenticeships at nonprofits and provides intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching, and critical reflection.  Alexis will primarily support our… Read More


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MFS-Calumet program combines therapy and case management to promising effect Get IN Chicago will continue funding T.A.K.E. Charge, a program from Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) that provides targeted case management and clinical supports to youth ages 13- 18 years living in a high-crime area of Roseland.  In an environment severely impacted by poverty, gangs, drugs, and violence,… Read More


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Get IN Chicago welcomed three new interns to the team this fall: Grace Koch, Alexandria Santistevan, and Michelle Sharpe.  Their projects range from assisting with grant compliance and budgets to communications and events.  Thank you to the Baum Family Fund for providing generous funding to support this group of interns!   Name: Grace Koch Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Current:… Read More


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Top Recommendation: Placing Youth at the Greatest Risk of Violence at the Center CHICAGO – October 25, 2016 – Today, Get IN Chicago, a private organization studying and funding violence prevention initiatives focused on acutely high-risk youth, revealed five key recommendations from its work with community-based organizations, 60 grantees and anti-violence experts to date. “At… Read More


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Get IN Chicago is currently collaborating with more than 20 agencies to strengthen mentoring and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs for acutely high-risk youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Shore, and West Englewood.  In addition to funding services, Get IN Chicago is also providing capacity building, training, and referral support. Mentoring… Read More