On Thursday, August 6, Get IN Chicago kicked off its yearlong commitment to technical assistance for mentoring programs with Illinois Mentoring Partnership (IMP).  Over the coming year, IMP will provide one-on-one consultations and professional support to staff from Alternative Schools Network, KLEO, The Chicago Urban League, UCAN, Westside Health Authority, and more. At the kick-off,… Read More


Across Chicago Move your office to the beach! Free Wi-Fi is now available at seven of the city’s beaches. The MacArthur Foundation will be shifting their philanthropy to focus more on funding bold and results-oriented projects. The number of grocery stores across the city has declined while those that remain are large, upscale. South Side… Read More


CHICAGO (Aug. 13) – Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership, is providing $230,000 to community initiatives in five neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. Grant recipients – University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Cure Violence, UCAN and CeaseFire, and Youth Guidance – are using GIC funds to implement trauma response programs in Austin, Englewood, North… Read More


Get IN Chicago (GIC) Funds Programs to Address Aftermath of Gun Violence CHICAGO (Aug. 13) – Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership, is providing $230,000 to community initiatives in five neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. Grant recipients – University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Cure Violence, UCAN and CeaseFire, and Youth Guidance – are… Read More


Across Chicago  Chicago Public School students led a rally in opposition of delayed start times at 82 schools across the city. The city’s notable attractions are talking back, sharing history. South Side (Englewood, West Englewood, Roseland, South Shore, and more) Advocate Medical Group opens a new practice in Roseland/Pullman in an effort to close the… Read More


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


Get IN Chicago accepts Letters of Interest (LOIs) on a rolling basis for new programs. Our upcoming August 15 deadline is for programs that wish to start service in January, February, and March of 2016.  Full information about funding criteria and questions that must be answered in the LOI can be found on our website:… Read More


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