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


“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


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


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