What’s on our reading list? These stories, spanning the city and GIC focus communities, from last week: Across Chicago Windy City LIVE teamed up with Allstate to encourage us all to rethink negative youth stereotypes through the #theysay social media campaign. Check out the youth empowerment themed episode, featuring an audience full of young people (including… Read More

What’s on our reading list? These stories, spanning the city and GIC focus communities, from last week: Across Chicago “Divvy for Everyone” offers $5 bike-sharing memberships for low-income residents across Chicago, without need for debit or credit card. Interestingly enough, this program comes as Divvy raises the daily rate for bike rentals. ‘Mobile Markets’  to deliver fresh produce… Read More

Join us at our next Get IN Chicago Summit!  This session will focus on how schools and communities can partner to make the most of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programs. Strength in Numbers: A Get IN Chicago Summit Thursday, July 23rd 9:30-11:00am Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital 520 N Ridgeway Chicago, IL 60624 Printable poster:  GIC CBT… Read More

After five weeks of practice, the Englewood Police/Youth Baseball League (EPYBL) kicked off its baseball season on Wednesday, June 24th at Hamilton Park.  The six teams started the afternoon with a parade around the fields, dressed to the nines in full uniforms donated by Mesirow Financial and CVS.  A press conference highlighted the combined effort of all… Read More

As part of our commitment to evaluation, we are excited about our partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago!  In the coming year, we will work with Carrie Markovitz, PhD and Bruce Taylor, PhD on an intensive evaluation of mentoring programs.  On Friday, June 26th, representatives from our current mentoring grant recipient organizations joined us at the… Read More

Proud to support and partner with so many great organizations working to reduce violence in Englewood!  Over the past year, Englewood has been one of the top neighborhoods for Get IN Chicago investments.  In addition to the programs listed below, we also support Teamwork Englewood‘s Englewood Police/Youth Baseball League.… Read More

Our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) celebrated the start of another year on June 23rd, when they officially kicked off their 2015-2016 term.  Over the past year, members of our YAB have grown as leaders in their communities and with our organization.  They led On the Table youth discussions with The Chicago Community Trust, represented GIC… Read More

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