by Toni Irving Executive Director, Get IN Chicago Originally published in Microsoft Chicago  In 1971, lamenting a world of violence and brutality, Marvin Gaye released one of the greatest songs of all time, “What’s Going On.” This song resonated with me during my childhood, and I continue to see its themes reflected in Chicago. Like many,… Read More


It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. Chicago School of Professional Psychology Grant Recipient… Read More


Get IN Chicago is pleased to announce $300,000 in planning grant awards to lead agencies for its Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative.  These grants will support strategy and planning for projects focused on public safety in the communities of Austin, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland. Lead agencies will coordinate their local CCRE… Read More


In October 2015, Get IN Chicago invited proposals for its Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative.  CCRE was developed as an opportunity to partner resident groups with local non-profits, giving resources and technical assistance to support their vision of safer communities. Communities are safer when residents feel empowered to take action against crime, be… Read More


It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. Alternative Schools Network Grant Recipient – Mentoring “Marshawn*… Read More


Get IN Chicago’s mission is to identify, fund and rigorously evaluate evidence-based programs that lead to a sustainable reduction in violence for individuals and communities most affected by violence and poverty.   What are evidence-based programs? Evidence-Based Interventions and Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) are methods for serving a specific population that are supported by research evidence.… Read More


It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. Metropolitan Family Services Grant Recipient – Special Funding… Read More


*Update: Applications were due Friday, March 4th and are now closed.  We will follow up about next steps with applicants in the coming weeks. Founded in 2013, Get IN Chicago is a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to address and impact issues related to community violence. We combine private resources with experts in social policy and evaluation to… Read More


It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. Alternatives, Inc. Grant Recipient – Special Funding, Innovation… Read More