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interview by Alexandria Santistevan, John Marshall Law School Intern   Get IN Chicago’s SYNC (Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care) initiative aims 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… Read More


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Our Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) partners are committed to providing supportive services to acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence. SYNC components include establishing new pathways to service, creating centralized systems for intake and community-based case management, and strengthening service providers so they can deliver evidence-based mentoring… Read More


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Get IN Chicago is currently collaborating with more than 20 agencies 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.  The initiative is called Supporting Youth through a Network of Care… Read More


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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


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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


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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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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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Get IN Chicago is pleased to award 11 grants for safe, structured summer programs.  Chosen with a review committee of nine donors and practitioners, these awards will support pro-social activities such as mentoring, therapy, sports, arts, and restorative justice programs for acutely high-risk youth. Including additional summer grants to Smart Chicago, BBF Family Services, and Teamwork Englewood, Get… 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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It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization committed to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. BBF Family Services Grant Recipient – Mentoring “Trevor* is… Read More