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


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


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


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. Metropolitan Family Services Grant Recipient – Special Funding… 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. Alternatives, Inc. Grant Recipient – Special Funding, Innovation… Read More


Get IN Chicago is awarding more than $2 million for initiatives aimed at reducing youth violence.  Funding will support expanded parent leadership and mentoring services, new programs workforce development programs, and better services for youth involved in Cook County probation. This brings GIC awarded grants to $9.8 million so far in 2015 and keeps the… Read More


What happens to young men and women who suffer violent injuries after they leave the hospital?  Studies predict that within five years of injury, 45% percent of patients with penetrating traumas are reinjured.  20% are dead. Since April 2015, the Healing Hurt People (HHP) program of Hektoen Institute for Medical Research at Cook County Hospital has… 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