Dynamics inside the home set the stage for how children interact, live, and grow outside of it – including their involvement in violence.  Witnessing violent confrontations or experiencing harsh discipline at home can increase a child’s lifetime likelihood of adverse mental health effects, low school achievement, and becoming a victim him/herself. To date, Get IN… Read More

Get IN Chicago’s parent leadership summit is full and now closed for registration, but you can stay engaged in the discussion on social media with the #GICSummit hashtag.  We look forward to sharing information gleaned in the days after the event! Parental INvolvement: A Get IN Chicago Summit Wednesday, October 12th 3:00-6:00pm Which strategies hold the most… 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

Strengthening families is a cornerstone strategy to reducing youth violence. Get IN Chicago partners with parent leadership programs to provide primary caregivers with the tools they need to increase family communication and create supportive environments for youth at highest risk of violence. Which strategies hold the most promise for parents of acutely high-risk youth, and… Read More

On Thursday, December 10th, Get IN Chicago (GIC) partnered with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events  for food, film, and conversation centered on Cooley High.  A wide range of community members and supporters, including a bus load of young men and women from BBF Family Services, turned out to watch the classic film… Read More

All Get IN Chicago programs share our vision of reducing youth violence.  When we evaluate new proposals, we look for a clear tie to this vision at each level of the project, from daily program activities to outcomes to overall mission for the program.  A cohesive plan for impact is key. We also review each organization’s capacity… Read More

How can service learning benefit the most at-risk youth?  Get IN Chicago‘s most recent summit, Serving With Purpose, brought together national leaders with local service providers, researchers, funders, and community members to discuss and dissect the best solutions for our city.  The public event, held at The Chicago Community Trust, hosted 75 guests and focused on… Read More

Join us for our next Get IN Chicago Summit, focused on data, impact, and making the most of service learning projects. Our conversation will include a fireside chat with Delores Morton, President of Programs at Points of Light, and a presentation by Sasha Tuzel of Mission Measurement about her work with Free The Children. Serving with Purpose: A Get… Read More

How can we collaborate better, evaluate better, and layer our systems of support to make sure that the right kids receive the right therapy services in schools?  At the recent Get IN Chicago summit, Colleen Cicchetti of Lurie Children’s Hospital posed that question to a standing room only crowd of therapists, teachers, principals, non-profit administrators, researchers, and community… Read More