Panelists and staff at Get IN Chicago's event

On February 9, 2018, Get IN Chicago hosted an in-depth briefing about the innovative Healing Hurt People program, a public health approach to breaking the cycle of violence.   Established in Philadelphia in 2008, Healing Hurt People engages violently injured individuals in Level 1 trauma centers to provide comprehensive support and mental health services.  In 2014,… Read More

Get IN Chicago is currently collaborating with more than 20 agencies 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.  The initiative is called Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care… 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

Blueprint for Change: From Ideas to Collective Impact Keynote Address by Tom Wilson Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Get IN Chicago Originally delivered at The Chicago Urban League 2016 Summit Luncheon Thank you, Jasper and thank you to the Chicago Urban League for hosting today’s dialogue. It’s a particular honor to be speaking to the Urban League. The Urban… Read More

by Samuel Scott III Board of Directors, Get IN Chicago Originally published in Crain’s Chicago Business The black community in Chicago is in crisis. Let me start with a few facts: In 2015, there were 399 homicides in the African-American community in the city, 80 percent of Chicago’s total. There were 3,046 shootings. Over 80 percent of the… 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

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

Get IN Chicago is dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce youth violence. In addition to our rigorous evaluations, our position as a funder, measurement entity, and thought leader has given us insight into pressing issues faced by the Chicago nonprofit landscape. As we move into 2016, we reflect on five key learnings to date:… 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

How can service learning benefit the most at-risk youth?  Get IN Chicago‘s most recent summit, Serving With Purpose, brought together national leaders with local service providers, researchers, funders, and community members to discuss and dissect the best solutions for our city.  The public event, held at The Chicago Community Trust, hosted 75 guests and focused on… Read More