Connecting youth at acute high-risk for violence to effective programs is a critical intervention, and Get IN Chicago is pleased to share a promising update in this area. Between 2015 and 2017, analysis done in conjunction with Chapin Hall and NORC, both at the University of Chicago, showed that the proportion of Get IN Chicago… Read More


Advocate, counselor, surrogate parent, role model, friend – in youth services, case managers take on a number of different roles.  Think of a case manager like a marathon coach: providing tips to make you stronger, offering an understanding of the course, and helping you navigate the best strategy to the finish line. Case managers connect young… Read More


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