While youth activism for gun control has recently captured national attention, young people in Chicago have long been engaged in efforts to demand action.  A number of organizations, including Get IN Chicago grantees Healing Hurt People-Chicago, Chicago Urban League, and Westside Health Authority, are working hard to ensure that the voices of youth affected by… Read More


Get IN Chicago is pleased to announce funding to support both a full-time community coordinator in each of the four CCRE communities and community engagement activities over the next year.  Meet the coordinators:   LINNETTE ACOSTA, HUMBOLDT PARK What is your favorite thing about Humboldt Park? The rich culture and food. I love being able to… Read More


As a result of our Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) planning grants, we received community action plans from committees compromised of residents in Austin, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland.  Get IN Chicago is now pleased to announce funding to support both a full-time community coordinator in each of the four CCRE communities and… Read More


North Lawndale TR4IM/CCRE Partners Invite You: North Lawndale Safety Action Plan Unveiling TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 Sinai Community Institute, Town Hall A 2653 W Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 About Get IN Chicago: Get IN Chicago provides counsel and support to community-based organizations, agencies, and funders working to reduce youth violence.   By studying and funding initiatives… Read More


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


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


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


Where does violence happen? For youth, too often it hits close to home: statistics show that violence typically occurs .4 miles from where they live, compared to over a mile away from school. This year, Get IN Chicago is making a concentrated effort to fund and support community-based initiatives to reduce violence.  We believe that community efforts hold enormous… Read More