Get IN Chicago provides counsel to funder and community-based organizations working to reduce youth violence and address the underlying, systemic issues that lead to it. Get IN Chicago also studies and funds antiviolence initiatives focused on acutely high-risk youth, those who are at heightened risk for becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. Get IN Chicago is led by business leaders who have pledged support to identify the most promising practices to improve the lives and safety of Chicago’s youth. To do this, Get IN Chicago partners with community-based organizations, public agencies and corporate funders to inspire creative solutions and collaboration, involve multiple stakeholders, and invest in innovative and effective strategies. NEW AND NOTEWORTHY GIC’s Building Stronger Systems for Youth Symposium Key Lessons in Youth Violence Prevention GIC [has] created a strong network of providers and supports to help make a greater impact on our youth and allowed YAP to serve at-risk youth on a much greater scale. -Youth Advocate Programs This funding has allowed us to directly impact those people who need our services the most. Our mentors in the SYNC program are enhancing the lives of hard-to-reach and difficult to engage teens and their families. We are keeping them in school, advocating for youth in court and assisting youth and their families in moving their lives forward. -BBF Family Services Get IN Chicago funding has allowed Westside Health Authority to provide additional training and professional development for its Mentors, which has increased its quality of services for youth. Additionally, being an organization within the SYNC Mentoring Collaborative has allowed WHA to share best practices and build relationships with other prominent organizations providing youth services on the west side and south side of Chicago. -WHA SYNC Initiative Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) is a new initiative designed to support acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence with mentoring and case management. Our Youth Get IN Chicago focuses efforts on acutely high-risk youth, or those most likely to participate in gun violence. NORC Data NORC at the University of Chicago shares initial analysis of acutely high-risk youth participants in our SYNC violence reduction program. Youth Baseball Serving youth in Austin, Englewood, and North Lawndale, the Police/Youth Baseball Leagues combine mentorship and sports and build community trust. 2017 Annual Report $35 million invested, 14,000+ served - learn more about our impact, programs, lessons, partners and how your generosity has made a difference in our annual report. Parent Support Last year, our parent leadership cohort enrolled more than 500 parents. Read more about their quantitative and qualitative impact.