Join us for our next Get IN Chicago Summit, focused on data, impact, and making the most of service learning projects. Our conversation will include a fireside chat with Delores Morton, President of Programs at Points of Light, and a presentation by Sasha Tuzel of Mission Measurement about her work with Free The Children. Serving with Purpose: A Get… Read More

Get IN Chicago is an innovative five-year, $50 million partnership that focuses on identifying, funding and rigorously evaluating evidence-based programs that lead to sustainable reductions in violence for individuals and communities. Since 2013, GIC has awarded grants totaling more than $13 million to support community programs at 45 non-profit organizations, reaching nearly 10,000 at-risk youth and their… Read More

We know that young black men, especially in urban schools, bear the brunt of  suspensions and expulsions.  Moreover, as The Chicago Reporter recently noted, 30% of Chicago Public School students who received out-of-school suspensions in 2013-2014 had a history of documented abuse and neglect.  These statistics suggest that out of school time may actually increase youths’ relative… Read More

As of October 2015, Get IN Chicago will be supporting 37 different grants focused on violence reduction.  But over the past year, we wrapped up two rounds of grants – our cohort 1 school year programs and summer programs.  These programs reached more than 2,000 youth with mentoring, restorative justice, therapy, and workforce development training.… Read More

Across Chicago Beginning October 1, Chicago museums will host the first ever ‘Museum Week’. Over a dozen museums across the city will be participants, with several offering free admission during the week. The Chicago Reader profiles Richard Morrisroe, a former Chicago priest, whose involvement in Civil Rights-era activism resulted in a nearly fatal attack. A… Read More

Get IN Chicago shares general updates via an e-newsletter, Get INFo.  Get INFo is typically circulated monthly and includes information about research findings, funded programs, partnerships, and opportunities relating to our work on youth violence reduction. Sign up for the Get INFo newsletter here: Subscribe   Newsletter Archive August 2017 – JISC partnership, All-Star game, Bank… Read More

This August, Get IN Chicago announced $2.8 million worth of funding for new partnerships, technical assistance, and special projects such as Youth Shout Out.  Earlier in the month, our Violence Response Initiative announcement put our total award amount for 2015 to nearly 8 million.  Altogether, these funds will impact more than 4,000 youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale,… Read More

Across Chicago Chicago teenager Shavon Collins gives a first-person account of her fears, hopes, and dreams as she begins her freshman year of high school. Project Fierce Chicago purchased an apartment building which will become supportive housing for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. YOUth EmPOWERment Day was held on Emmett Till commemorative weekend to educate and empower… Read More

Get IN Chicago Executive Director Toni Irving caught up with Microsoft‘s Shelley Stern Grach earlier this summer to talk about data, entrepreneurship, and the evolution of Get IN Chicago’s work via MeetAdvisors.  Check it out!… Read More