by Toni Irving, PhD Executive Director, Get IN Chicago Originally published in the CR Magazine blog Millennials are the most populous generation in United States history, with more than 90 million living in America today. Knowing this, companies are investing in winning over this generation. Research shows that millennials are concerned with corporate ethics, and companies… Read More


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

Get IN Chicago is currently collaborating with more than 20 agencies on the SYNC (Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care) initiative to strengthen mentoring and CBT programs and create a rigorous, central intake and case management system for acutely high-risk youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Shore, and West Englewood. To introduce you… Read More


Restorative justice and arts programming from Alternatives, Inc. makes strides with Chicago youth Two Alternatives, Inc. programs (restorative justice and urban arts) at five high-need schools in Austin, Englewood, Roseland, and South Shore are receiving continued funding from Get IN Chicago for 2016-2017.  The restorative justice program provides an alternative to suspensions, which have recently come into… Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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