“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


We know that young black men, especially in urban schools, bear the brunt of  suspensions and expulsions.  Moreover, as The Chicago Reporter recently noted, 30% of Chicago Public School students who received out-of-school suspensions in 2013-2014 had a history of documented abuse and neglect.  These statistics suggest that out of school time may actually increase youths’ relative… 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


CHICAGO (Aug. 13) – Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership, is providing $230,000 to community initiatives in five neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. Grant recipients – University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Cure Violence, UCAN and CeaseFire, and Youth Guidance – are using GIC funds to implement trauma response programs in Austin, Englewood, North… Read More


Across Chicago  Chicago Public School students led a rally in opposition of delayed start times at 82 schools across the city. The city’s notable attractions are talking back, sharing history. South Side (Englewood, West Englewood, Roseland, South Shore, and more) Advocate Medical Group opens a new practice in Roseland/Pullman in an effort to close the… Read More


What’s on our reading list? These stories, spanning the city and GIC focus communities, from last week: Across Chicago Windy City LIVE teamed up with Allstate to encourage us all to rethink negative youth stereotypes through the #theysay social media campaign. Check out the youth empowerment themed episode, featuring an audience full of young people (including… Read More


What’s on our reading list? These stories, spanning the city and GIC focus communities, from last week: Across Chicago “Divvy for Everyone” offers $5 bike-sharing memberships for low-income residents across Chicago, without need for debit or credit card. Interestingly enough, this program comes as Divvy raises the daily rate for bike rentals. ‘Mobile Markets’  to deliver fresh produce… Read More


After five weeks of practice, the Englewood Police/Youth Baseball League (EPYBL) kicked off its baseball season on Wednesday, June 24th at Hamilton Park.  The six teams started the afternoon with a parade around the fields, dressed to the nines in full uniforms donated by Mesirow Financial and CVS.  A press conference highlighted the combined effort of all… Read More


Proud to support and partner with so many great organizations working to reduce violence in Englewood!  Over the past year, Englewood has been one of the top neighborhoods for Get IN Chicago investments.  In addition to the programs listed below, we also support Teamwork Englewood‘s Englewood Police/Youth Baseball League.… Read More