NORC and Get IN Chicago research includes insights from 637 acutely high-risk youth Chicago, IL – March 16, 2018 –  A recent report on youth at high risk of violence revealed that teens see their families as strong supports but also have ongoing needs for mental health and trauma services.  The findings, part of a… Read More

Evidence-based mentoring model used by Get IN Chicago was featured in the White House Office of Social Innovation and My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)’s What Works Showcase Chicago, Ill. — November 17, 2016 — Get IN Chicago, a private organization studying and funding violence prevention initiatives focused on acutely high-risk youth, announced today the 11 community-based… Read More

Top Recommendation: Placing Youth at the Greatest Risk of Violence at the Center CHICAGO – October 25, 2016 – Today, Get IN Chicago, a private organization studying and funding violence prevention initiatives focused on acutely high-risk youth, revealed five key recommendations from its work with community-based organizations, 60 grantees and anti-violence experts to date. “At… Read More

Community-based program provides coding, computer skills and professional development to acutely high-risk youth in neighborhoods hit hardest by poverty and violence  Chicago – September 8, 2016 – Violence historically spikes during the summer months, but in Chicago, hundreds of kids were indoors, logged onto computers and learning to code. For the second year, Get IN… Read More

Organization awards continuous funding to Healing Hurt People-Chicago in two of the city’s busiest pediatric trauma centers CHICAGO (Aug 19) – Get IN Chicago announced today it will continue to fund for two additional years the Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C) program, a trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention program that recognizes that individuals traumatized by violent injury… Read More

Get IN Chicago is pleased to award 11 grants for safe, structured summer programs.  Chosen with a review committee of nine donors and practitioners, these awards will support pro-social activities such as mentoring, therapy, sports, arts, and restorative justice programs for acutely high-risk youth. Including additional summer grants to Smart Chicago, BBF Family Services, and Teamwork Englewood, Get… Read More

Get IN Chicago is pleased to announce $300,000 in planning grant awards to lead agencies for its Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative.  These grants will support strategy and planning for projects focused on public safety in the communities of Austin, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland. Lead agencies will coordinate their local CCRE… Read More

Last summer, Get IN Chicago teamed up with Smart Chicago for its inaugural Youth-Led Tech program.  Billed as a combination of mentoring, technology, and workforce development, Youth-Led Tech gave 141 young people in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland six weeks of web design instruction and support.  By the end of the summer,… Read More

Get IN Chicago Announces $2 Million for New and Expanded Programs in  At-Risk Communities CHICAGO (Nov. 3) – Get IN Chicago (GIC), a public/private partnership, is awarding more than $2 million for initiatives aimed at reducing youth violence in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. Funding will improve services for young people in the Cook County… Read More