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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


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


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


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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


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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


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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