Get IN Chicago is pleased to welcome three interns to our team this fall: Rachel Phan and Michelle Sharpe, Gannon Scholars from Loyola University, and Tiffany Ward from John Marshall Law School. Rachel, Michelle, and Tiffany will assist with projects including grant compliance, communications, and research reports.  Generous funding from the Baum Family Fund supports… Read More

Get IN Chicago is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC) to expand supportive service options for youth with police involvement.  The partnership expands Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) connections to seven additional districts beyond current JISC referral areas.  SYNC is a network of youth-serving organizations… Read More

Westside Health Authority is a mentoring partner in our SYNC Cohort and also the coordinating agency for the Austin/Youth Police Baseball League.  Learn more about a member of WHA’s staff –  Terrence Isaac, Program Coordinator and Mentor.  What is your favorite thing about Chicago? The skyline, the food and the culture of the city is like… Read More

Get IN Chicago provides services for acutely high-risk youth that address the risk and protective factors serving as the root causes of violence. Our initial funding supported three core program types that research indicates are most effective in the prevention of youth violence: Mentoring, Cognitive Behavioral/Family Therapy, and Parent Leadership/Engagement.  Since then, we amplified efforts toward novel… 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. Alternative Schools Network Grant Recipient – Mentoring “Marshawn*… Read More

When we meet up, Latrice is hard at work, filling out a job application.  As a student at North Lawndale College Prep, she has a full senior schedule with Advanced Composition, English, Environmental Science, and Trigonometry.  She is also working on her senior project – a research paper on police brutality – and filling out college… Read More

Get IN Chicago’s partner organizations are doing amazing work to reduce youth violence across the city. If you are looking to support programs making a difference, consider supporting a Get IN Chicago grantee this holiday season! A few of our partners contacted us about specific needs. Read on for their suggestions, and help make the season… 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

“I like my community. I like the functions that we have, I like the culture and all that.  But… there are just some things that we’re gonna have to fix – like vacant lots and houses like this. This, it just don’t look good. At all.” – LaFrance, via Youth Shout Out Our Youth Shout… Read More