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


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North Lawndale TR4IM/CCRE Partners Invite You: North Lawndale Safety Action Plan Unveiling TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 Sinai Community Institute, Town Hall A 2653 W Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 About Get IN Chicago: Get IN Chicago provides counsel and support to community-based organizations, agencies, and funders working to reduce youth violence.   By studying and funding initiatives… Read More


How Family Programs Can Reduce Youth Violence Dynamics inside the home set the stage for how children interact, live, and grow outside of it – including their involvement in violence.  Witnessing violent confrontations or experiencing harsh discipline at home can increase a child’s lifetime likelihood of adverse mental health effects, low school achievement, and becoming… Read More


Three Get IN Chicago board members – Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane, Loop Capital Chairman and CEO Jim Reynolds, and Allstate Insurance Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson – were recently featured on Chicago Tonight, where they provided an update on Get IN Chicago’s efforts. “These communities have been allowed to decay for over a… Read More

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Business headlines tend to focus on sales and earnings – but one recent business headline is worth your attention for an entirely different reason.  The Washington Post recently published an opinion editorial written by Get IN Chicago board co-chair and Allstate CEO Tom Wilson. Tom describes how tomorrow’s successful corporations – 22nd Century Corporations – must do… Read More


Get IN Chicago’s parent leadership summit is full and now closed for registration, but you can stay engaged in the discussion on social media with the #GICSummit hashtag.  We look forward to sharing information gleaned in the days after the event! Parental INvolvement: A Get IN Chicago Summit Wednesday, October 12th 3:00-6:00pm Which strategies hold the most… Read More

Activating our Community Together (A.C.T.) in Greater Roseland Safety Action Plan Unveiling THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 235 East 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60628   You are cordially invited to attend the UNVEILING OF A COMMUNITY DRIVEN VIOLENCE REDUCTION PLAN. Over the past few months, the Roseland Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative has engaged and… Read More


Get IN Chicago Executive Director Toni Irving participated in the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform’s 2nd Annual Summit for Action and Civic Reform.  Speaking on the Strategic Solutions for Social Justice panel, she joined an esteemed group that included Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia, Emily Williams of the UIC Social Justice Initiative,… Read More

Strengthening families is a cornerstone strategy to reducing youth violence. Get IN Chicago partners with parent leadership programs to provide primary caregivers with the tools they need to increase family communication and create supportive environments for youth at highest risk of violence. Which strategies hold the most promise for parents of acutely high-risk youth, and… Read More