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


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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


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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


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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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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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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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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 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