As an organization dedicated to rigorous evaluation and measurement, Get IN Chicago spends a great deal of time tracking long-term outcomes of our groups, schools, and neighborhoods.  We devise strategies to help our grantees reach greater numbers each year and look for trends showing large-scale impact.  We are committed to determining what works. But we also know that while… Read More


Did you receive our latest newsletter update?  You can still view it here: December 2015. Be sure to join our newsletter mailing list to receive our latest updates!  … Read More


On Thursday, December 10th, Get IN Chicago (GIC) partnered with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events  for food, film, and conversation centered on Cooley High.  A wide range of community members and supporters, including a bus load of young men and women from BBF Family Services, turned out to watch the classic film… Read More


When we meet up, Latrice is hard at work, filling out a job application.  As a student at North Lawndale College Prep, she has a full senior schedule with Advanced Composition, English, Environmental Science, and Trigonometry.  She is also working on her senior project – a research paper on police brutality – and filling out college… Read More


As an organization dedicated to rigorous evaluation and measurement, Get IN Chicago spends a great deal of time tracking long-term outcomes of our groups, schools, and neighborhoods.  We devise strategies to help our grantees reach greater numbers each year and look for trends showing large-scale impact.  We are committed to determining what works. But we also know that while… Read More


Get IN Chicago’s partner organizations are doing amazing work to reduce youth violence across the city. If you are looking to support programs making a difference, consider supporting a Get IN Chicago grantee this holiday season! A few of our partners contacted us about specific needs. Read on for their suggestions, and help make the season… Read More


As an organization dedicated to rigorous evaluation and measurement, Get IN Chicago spends a great deal of time tracking long-term outcomes of our groups, schools, and neighborhoods.  We devise strategies to help our grantees reach greater numbers each year and look for trends showing large-scale impact.  We are committed to determining what works. But we also know that while… Read More


All Get IN Chicago programs share our vision of reducing youth violence.  When we evaluate new proposals, we look for a clear tie to this vision at each level of the project, from daily program activities to outcomes to overall mission for the program.  A cohesive plan for impact is key. We also review each organization’s capacity… Read More


2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Cooley High.  Cooley High, filmed in Cabrini Green and considered a classic of black cinema, follows a group of friends as they navigate the highs, lows, and adventures of their senior year. Cooley High captured the realities of at-risk youth in Chicago in the 60s.  40 years later, what… Read More


Did you receive our latest newsletter update?  You can still view it here: November 2015. Be sure to join our newsletter mailing list to receive our latest updates!… Read More