Get IN Chicago has invested millions of dollars into local efforts for safer communities and brighter futures.  By the end of 2017, our support had helped caring mentors, compassionate therapists, and community leaders connect with more than 14,000 individuals on the south and west sides of Chicago.  See how these investments are making a difference… Read More

Get IN Chicago is pleased to introduce Jessica Omana, our new Grants Coordinator!  Jessica will be the day-to-day contact to assist grantees with questions about data, tracking, and the Cityspan system. Prior to starting at Get IN Chicago, Jessica worked at Aon Hewitt as a Senior Investment Analyst.  There, she managed almost $10 billion in corporate… Read More

Dear Friends, Our youth in Chicago are a bellwether for our city as a whole. Their high unemployment rates reflect our need for workforce development; their truancy is an extension of our under, and inequitable, funding of schools; and their violence is a reflection of the socio-economic conditions in our communities.  We want to change… 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

Violence is still the number one societal problem in Chicago and in 2016 the number of murders reached a 19-year high. Centered in a handful of communities on the South and West Sides, 762 people died violent deaths last year, more than 10 times the number collectively killed in Columbine, Fort Hood, Aurora and Sandy… Read More

Get IN Chicago’s work with 60+ antiviolence organizations is shaping a collective response to youth violence by agencies across the city. In particular, our efforts have revealed the need to increase understanding of youth risk level. While most antiviolence programs work with at-risk youth, it’s important to note that ‘at-risk’ does not always mean ‘at-risk of violence.’… Read More

Get IN Chicago welcomed a new intern, Emily Robertson, to our team in January. Emily, a Gannon Scholar at Loyola University, will assist with projects ranging from grant compliance and budgets to communications and events.  Thank you to the Baum Family Fund for providing generous funding for her work! Name: Emily Robertson Hometown: Avon, OH Current Neighborhood:… Read More

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This year, Get IN Chicago is proud to partner with Public Allies and host Alexis Willis as our Program Assistant.  Public Allies is a rigorous AmeriCorps program that places young leaders in full-time, paid apprenticeships at nonprofits and provides intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching, and critical reflection.  Alexis will primarily support our… Read More