by Lauren Morrissey, Gannon Scholar Intern from Loyola University Get IN Chicago is proud to announce that the Police/Youth Baseball Leagues are returning for summer 2018. This unique program will serve 300 youth ages 9-12 in the Austin, North Lawndale and Englewood neighborhoods. The Police/Youth Baseball Leagues blend summer fun with a purpose much bigger… Read More

Get IN Chicago’s 2017 Police/Youth Baseball Leagues are working to build trust between youth and the police in Austin, Englewood, and North Lawndale. Each team is coached by a staff that includes officers from the Chicago Police Department. In addition to baseball, the program also includes sessions on leadership, conflict resolution, behavior regulation, sportsmanship, and… 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

After a successful first year of Youth-Led Tech, both Get IN Chicago and Smart Chicago made a move to expand the program to non-traditional students for 2016.  The teams added screening tools to increase recruitment of youth most at-risk of violence as opposed to other academic, health, or economic risks.  While this group of youth… 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

The Youth-Led Tech summer 2016 program is part of a study that is led by MDRC and funded by the MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with Get IN Chicago. All youth who apply to Youth-Led Tech and are eligible for the program will be included in the study, even if they are not selected for the… Read More

May marked the start of Get IN Chicago’s 2016 Police/Youth Baseball Leagues, which bring together 200 youth and Chicago Police Department officers in an attempt to change the perception of police. Based on the league’s success in its inaugural 2015 season, this year’s program is doubling in size and will serve 12 teams, each one coached by… Read More

*Update: Applications were due Friday, March 4th and are now closed.  We will follow up about next steps with applicants in the coming weeks. Founded in 2013, Get IN Chicago is a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to address and impact issues related to community violence. We combine private resources with experts in social policy and evaluation to… Read More

On Wednesday, February 17, we held a conference call to further explain the Summer 2016 funding opportunity and answer questions.  Below, we have included a run-down of most questions covered during the call. A recording of the call is also available here: Summer 2016 RFP Conference Call Recording. Full RFP information, including submission instructions and… Read More

2015 marked Get IN Chicago’s first official summer funding cycle.  While the majority of our funding is dedicated to evidence-based programs ready for rigorous measurement, we adjust our approach for summer programs.  Summer is a time when violence peaks in Chicago.  Consequently, our summer funding guidelines place a high priority on whether an activity is safe, fun, and… Read More