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

It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. Metropolitan Family Services Grant Recipient – Special Funding… Read More

On Thursday, December 10th, Get IN Chicago (GIC) partnered with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events  for food, film, and conversation centered on Cooley High.  A wide range of community members and supporters, including a bus load of young men and women from BBF Family Services, turned out to watch the classic film… Read More

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Cooley High.  Cooley High, filmed in Cabrini Green and considered a classic of black cinema, follows a group of friends as they navigate the highs, lows, and adventures of their senior year. Cooley High captured the realities of at-risk youth in Chicago in the 60s.  40 years later, what… Read More

Back in June, we announced an open call for Violence Response Initiative (VRI) projects.  To qualify for funding, projects needed to include trauma-informed and community-level responses to violence within 72 hours of a shooting or stabbing, as well as an element of preventative work.  We received many innovative proposals and funded three of the most promising… Read More

Where can you find Get IN Chicago programs?  Schools provide a great pipeline for reaching youth, but simply offering services at any Chicago school isn’t enough.  To ensure that our programs reach the most at-risk youth, we collaborated with Chicago Public Schools to strategically place our programs in their priority and high-need high schools for 2015-2016. CPS priority schools are… Read More

We know that Get IN Chicago focus communities experience higher rates of homicide than the rest of the city.  So far this year, Austin has had 36 homicides, North Lawndale 22, and Englewood 16.  We also know that people living in our focus communities experience trauma at rates comparable to Afghanistan and Iraq. But these… 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

Join us for our next Get IN Chicago Summit, focused on data, impact, and making the most of service learning projects. Our conversation will include a fireside chat with Delores Morton, President of Programs at Points of Light, and a presentation by Sasha Tuzel of Mission Measurement about her work with Free The Children. Serving with Purpose: A Get… Read More