Activating our Community Together (A.C.T.) in Greater Roseland Safety Action Plan Unveiling THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 235 East 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60628   You are cordially invited to attend the UNVEILING OF A COMMUNITY DRIVEN VIOLENCE REDUCTION PLAN. Over the past few months, the Roseland Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative has engaged and… Read More

Get IN Chicago Executive Director Toni Irving participated in the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform’s 2nd Annual Summit for Action and Civic Reform.  Speaking on the Strategic Solutions for Social Justice panel, she joined an esteemed group that included Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia, Emily Williams of the UIC Social Justice Initiative,… Read More

Strengthening families is a cornerstone strategy to reducing youth violence. Get IN Chicago partners with parent leadership programs to provide primary caregivers with the tools they need to increase family communication and create supportive environments for youth at highest risk of violence. Which strategies hold the most promise for parents of acutely high-risk youth, and… Read More

Community-based program provides coding, computer skills and professional development to acutely high-risk youth in neighborhoods hit hardest by poverty and violence  Chicago – September 8, 2016 – Violence historically spikes during the summer months, but in Chicago, hundreds of kids were indoors, logged onto computers and learning to code. For the second year, Get IN… Read More

Get IN Chicago worked with Lurie Children’s Hospital to provide technical assistance for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs over the past year.  Lurie experts worked alongside therapists and program managers to learn about the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of each CBT program funded by Get IN Chicago.  Their work included needs assessments, progress monitoring, and coordinating… Read More

After a successful first year of Youth-Led Tech, both Get IN Chicago and Smart Chicago made a move to expand the program to non-traditional students for 2016.  The teams added screening tools to increase recruitment of youth most at-risk of violence as opposed to other academic, health, or economic risks.  While this group of youth… Read More