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


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


Get IN Chicago Executive Director Toni Irving caught up with Microsoft‘s Shelley Stern Grach earlier this summer to talk about data, entrepreneurship, and the evolution of Get IN Chicago’s work via MeetAdvisors.  Check it out!… Read More


Get IN Chicago accepts Letters of Interest (LOIs) on a rolling basis for new programs. Our upcoming August 15 deadline is for programs that wish to start service in January, February, and March of 2016.  Full information about funding criteria and questions that must be answered in the LOI can be found on our website:… 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


As part of our commitment to evaluation, we are excited about our partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago!  In the coming year, we will work with Carrie Markovitz, PhD and Bruce Taylor, PhD on an intensive evaluation of mentoring programs.  On Friday, June 26th, representatives from our current mentoring grant recipient organizations joined us at the… 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


Our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) celebrated the start of another year on June 23rd, when they officially kicked off their 2015-2016 term.  Over the past year, members of our YAB have grown as leaders in their communities and with our organization.  They led On the Table youth discussions with The Chicago Community Trust, represented GIC… Read More