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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 worked with Lurie Children’s Hospital to provide technical assistance for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs over the past year.  Lurie experts worked alongside therapists and program managers to learn about the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of each CBT program funded by Get IN Chicago.  Their work included needs assessments, progress monitoring, and coordinating… Read More


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Last year, Get IN Chicago collaborated with Illinois Mentoring Partnership (IMP) on a technical assistance program to strengthen mentoring programs and learn more about what works best for high-risk youth in our city.  Participants learned best practices, gained research insights, and embarked on quality improvement through workshops, trainings, and site visits with mentoring experts from IMP.  They… Read More


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The Youth-Led Tech summer 2016 program is part of a study that is led by MDRC and funded by the MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with Get IN Chicago. All youth who apply to Youth-Led Tech and are eligible for the program will be included in the study, even if they are not selected for the… Read More


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Get IN Chicago’s position as a funder, measurement entity, and thought leader has given us insight into pressing issues faced by the Chicago nonprofit landscape.  In particular, our findings have shaped our Five Key Learnings, which we use to guide our strategy and investment. As we move forward, Get IN Chicago’s commitment to funding and measuring evidence-based programs continues to… Read More


Get IN Chicago’s position as a funder, measurement entity, and thought leader has given us insight into pressing issues faced by the Chicago nonprofit landscape.  In particular, our findings have shaped our Five Key Learnings, which we use to guide our strategy and investment. As we move forward, Get IN Chicago’s commitment to funding and measuring evidence-based programs continues to… Read More


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Get IN Chicago’s mission is to identify, fund and rigorously evaluate evidence-based programs that lead to a sustainable reduction in violence for individuals and communities most affected by violence and poverty.   What are evidence-based programs? Evidence-Based Interventions and Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) are methods for serving a specific population that are supported by research evidence.… Read More


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Get IN Chicago is dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce youth violence. In addition to our rigorous evaluations, our position as a funder, measurement entity, and thought leader has given us insight into pressing issues faced by the Chicago nonprofit landscape. As we move into 2016, we reflect on five key learnings to date:… Read More


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At Get IN Chicago, we focus our energy on funding, measurement, and thought leadership.  Through our work, we hope to discover the best ways to reduce violence in Chicago.  We invest in a small number of programs that allow for rigorous evaluation and measurement.  Our ultimate goal is to use our findings to inform large-scale efforts, aligning state, federal, and… Read More


by Jim Reynolds and Tom Wilson, co-chairs, Get IN Chicago originally published in The Chicago Tribune The Sunday story “Emanuel-backed effort to fight violence falters” was highly critical of Get IN Chicago, a two year-old organization that enables the private sector to join in existing efforts to reduce the violence impacting Chicago’s youth. The article shows… Read More