Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC)‘s vision is to raise up justly treated youth who are embraced by their families and community, restored from trauma, empowered to lead, and free from the criminal justice system.  Their organization, an offshoot of the North Lawndale mainstay Lawndale Christian Community Church, provides legal services based on a holistic and restorative… Read More


In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived six months in North Lawndale as a symbolic gesture of his work, highlighting the economic plight of the poor.  By that time, a series of economic and social distresses, including Sears’ (then the largest retailer in the world) move out of North Lawndale, had drastically shifted the… Read More


How can we collaborate better, evaluate better, and layer our systems of support to make sure that the right kids receive the right therapy services in schools?  At the recent Get IN Chicago summit, Colleen Cicchetti of Lurie Children’s Hospital posed that question to a standing room only crowd of therapists, teachers, principals, non-profit administrators, researchers, and community… Read More


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