parents in the Get IN Chicago Parenting Fundamentals class at Altgeld Gardens

Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) is one of three Get IN Chicago grantees currently receiving support for evidence-based parent leadership programs.  The team at MFS uses the Parenting Fundamentals model with caregivers in Englewood, Roseland, and most recently, South Shore.  In addition to leading the curriculum for hundreds of parents in those communities over the past… Read More


Kevin Murillo

Get IN Chicago awarded Metropolitan Family Services a grant to provide intake, case management, and social services for our Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) initiative.  Staff from Metropolitan Family Services work with teams of mentors and clinicians to screen potential participants, develop individualized service plans, and provide ongoing support for needs such as housing, job… Read More


Partnerships and innovation linked to improved engagement for caregivers of teens Research from University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Justice shows that youth living in families with healthy functioning patterns were less likely to be involved in violence, even when exposed to high levels of violence in their neighborhoods.  So far this year,… Read More


Get IN Chicago introduced an ambitious project in 2016 to put its five recommendations into practice.  Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) focuses on providing supportive services to acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence, including Austin, North Lawndale, Humboldt Park, South Shore, Englewood, West Englewood, and… Read More


interview by Alexandria Santistevan, John Marshall Law School Intern   Get IN Chicago’s SYNC (Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care) initiative aims to strengthen mentoring and CBT programs and create a rigorous, central intake and case management system for acutely high-risk youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Shore, and West Englewood. To introduce… Read More


Our Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) partners are committed to providing supportive services to acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence. SYNC components include establishing new pathways to service, creating centralized systems for intake and community-based case management, and strengthening service providers so they can deliver evidence-based mentoring… Read More


Our Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) partners are committed to providing supportive services to acutely high-risk youth in seven Chicago communities hardest hit by poverty and violence. SYNC components include establishing new pathways to services, creating centralized systems for intake and community-based case management, and strengthening service providers so they can deliver evidence-based… Read More


interview by Alexandria Santistevan, John Marshall Law School Intern Get IN Chicago partners are making incredible strides to reduce youth violence in our communities.  To introduce you to the people working in our communities every day, we plan to profile staff members from our CBT and mentoring cohort over the next few weeks.  These individuals are… Read More


Get IN Chicago is currently collaborating with more than 20 agencies to strengthen mentoring and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs for acutely high-risk youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Shore, and West Englewood.  In addition to funding services, Get IN Chicago is also providing capacity building, training, and referral support. Mentoring… 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