It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization committed 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. BBF Family Services Grant Recipient – Mentoring “Trevor* is… 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


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.   Chicago Urban League Grant Recipient –… Read More


At Get IN Chicago, we focus our energy on funding, measurement, and thought leadership.  Through our work, we hope to discover the best ways to reduce violence in Chicago.  We invest in a small number of programs that allow for rigorous evaluation and measurement.  Our ultimate goal is to use our findings to inform large-scale efforts, aligning state, federal, and… 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


As an organization dedicated to rigorous evaluation and measurement, Get IN Chicago spends a great deal of time tracking long-term outcomes of our groups, schools, and neighborhoods.  We devise strategies to help our grantees reach greater numbers each year and look for trends showing large-scale impact.  We are committed to determining what works. But we also know that while… Read More


As of October 2015, Get IN Chicago will be supporting 37 different grants focused on violence reduction.  But over the past year, we wrapped up two rounds of grants – our cohort 1 school year programs and summer programs.  These programs reached more than 2,000 youth with mentoring, restorative justice, therapy, and workforce development training.… Read More


This August, Get IN Chicago announced $2.8 million worth of funding for new partnerships, technical assistance, and special projects such as Youth Shout Out.  Earlier in the month, our Violence Response Initiative announcement put our total award amount for 2015 to nearly 8 million.  Altogether, these funds will impact more than 4,000 youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale,… Read More


On Thursday, August 6, Get IN Chicago kicked off its yearlong commitment to technical assistance for mentoring programs with Illinois Mentoring Partnership (IMP).  Over the coming year, IMP will provide one-on-one consultations and professional support to staff from Alternative Schools Network, KLEO, The Chicago Urban League, UCAN, Westside Health Authority, and more. At the kick-off,… Read More