Parent Summit, therapy cohort, and our new video
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October 19, 2016
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Parental INvolvement Summit forums discuss positive strategies for families, nonprofits

Dynamics inside the home set the stage for how children interact, live, and grow outside of it – including their involvement in violence.  Since 2013, Get IN Chicago has committed more than $1.1 million to support and study evidence-based parenting programs for nearly 900 caregivers in Chicago.  Our October Summit included updates and insights from researchers, practitioners, and parents.  Read key highlights from our featured speakers...
“My parents never asked me, ‘What do you like to do, Myrtis? Who do you want to be?’ And I never asked my own kids those questions either.  But with my grandson, I know better now.  I tell him all the time, ‘Joseph, you’re going to be a great man - and no matter what, I’m behind you 100%.”

- Myrtis Hyman, parent program graduate

Tackling Trauma Together
Technical assistance creates a community of therapists reaching high-risk youth

Get IN Chicago's cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) cohort spent last year improving systems to match youth to service, measure impact, and foster collaboration with experts from Lurie Children's Hospital. This year, the CBT cohort will join forces to offer SPARCS, a program that has shown demonstrated impacts on justice-involved and foster care youth, in multiple community locations.  Read more on the CBT cohort...
“Working with Lurie allowed us to boost our clinical piece. They helped us brainstorm how to quantify the secret sauce of B.A.M.: the relationship between counselors and participants.” 

- A.J. Watson, Program Director at Youth Guidance 

Watch: Who We Are
Have you seen Get IN Chicago's new video?

Get IN Chicago partners with community-based organizations, public agencies, and corporate funders to inspire creative solutions and collaboration, involve multiple stakeholders, and invest in innovative and effective strategies centered on youth violence reduction. Learn more about who we are in our latest video, created with the youth media-makers at Free Spirit Media.  Featuring cameos by everyone from community partners to Michelle Obama!  Click to watch...
Seen and Heard
Executive Director Toni Irving joined an esteemed group at ICPR's Strategic Solutions for Social Justice panel.  The conversation touched on violence reduction and opportunities for youth. Read more about the session...
Get IN Chicago funds supported CCRE work in Roseland to bring 300+ neighbors together and develop a plan for public safety.  Read more in The Chicago Defender...

"In the medical world of trauma, there's sort of a golden hour... this time where you can meet folks and that's where you save a life, in this immediate time frame."

- Chicago Tonight profile of the Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C) program.  Get IN Chicago provides funding for the program's youth services.  Watch the full segment or read the transcript here: Violence-Prevention Program Starts in Hospitals Instead of Streets

The Red Tails, champions of the inaugural North Lawndale Police-Youth Baseball League, celebrate with their trophies at BBF's End of Year Banquet on 8/24/16.  Congratulations to them and all the summer teams in Englewood and North Lawndale!
Three of our board members - Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane, Loop Capital Chairman and CEO Jim Reynolds, and Allstate Insurance Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson - stopped by Chicago Tonight to update on Get IN Chicago's efforts. Full clip at WTTW...

Reading Corner
Catch up on what we're reading in the office

Tech Skills Bring Hope to Chicago's At-Risk Youth - Black Enterprise (August 31, 2016)
Commentary: A 'war on guns' won't stop Chicago's violence - Amy Campanelli, Chicago Tribune (September 6, 2016)
How Corporations Can Be a Force for Good - Tom Wilson, Washington Post (September 29, 2016)
Gun-Control Groups Push Growing Evidence That Laws Reduce Violence - The New York Times (October 11, 2016)
Adding Windows to Vacant Houses and Clearing Vacant Lots Reduces Gun Violence, Saves Money - Penn Medicine (October 13, 2016)
Becoming the Best: Build A World Class Organization Thorugh Values Based Leadership - Harry M Jansen Kraemer Jr
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - Margot Lee Shetterly
Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond - Marc Lamont Hill
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