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Get IN Chicago welcomed a new intern, Emily Robertson, to our team in January. Emily, a Gannon Scholar at Loyola University, will assist with projects ranging from grant compliance and budgets to communications and events.  Thank you to the Baum Family Fund for providing generous funding for her work! Name: Emily Robertson Hometown: Avon, OH Current Neighborhood:… 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


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


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


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

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

Get IN Chicago recently bid farewell to two of our fabulous interns – Pete Stypa and Cristina Bedolla!     Pete started his tenure with GIC last summer, providing assistance in data, compliance, and research to operations and grants management.  This summer, he has law internships in North Carolina and Dubai before returning to Chicago… Read More

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Blueprint for Change: From Ideas to Collective Impact Keynote Address by Tom Wilson Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Get IN Chicago Originally delivered at The Chicago Urban League 2016 Summit Luncheon Thank you, Jasper and thank you to the Chicago Urban League for hosting today’s dialogue. It’s a particular honor to be speaking to the Urban League. The Urban… Read More