CCRE Funding, JPMCC 2017, partnerships, and more
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May 31, 2017
Strengthening Communities
Full funding for coordinators in four CCRE neighborhoods
As a result of our Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) planning grants, we received community action plans from committees compromised of residents in Austin, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland.  Get IN Chicago is now pleased to announce funding to support both a full-time coordinator in each of the four CCRE communities and community engagement activities over the next year.  
In addition to being a local point of contact for Get IN Chicago, government agencies, and other funders, these coordinators will provide leadership to the CCRE committees and partners in order to realize the goals and vision of the action plans. 

More about CCRE support
Meet the Community Coordinators
Linnette Acosta, Humboldt Park

What is your favorite thing about Humboldt Park?
The rich culture and food. I love being able to stroll through the park, relax with my dog, and eat some of my favorite Puerto Rican foods from “La Bomba Place” food truck.
Curtis Burch, North Lawndale

What other projects have you worked on prior to becoming a  coordinator? Previously, I was a military food service specialist in Germany and deployed to Iraq where I managed a small unit of soldiers. I've also worked as a short-order cook and at Loretto Hospital.
Dannielle Dixon, Austin

What is your top priority in your new role?
Connecting Austin residents and building their capacity to impact their neighborhood in an enormous way.
Jessica Gardiner, North Lawndale
What other projects have you worked on prior to becoming a community coordinator?
I worked as a therapist intern at I AM ABLE Center for Family Development, providing counseling services to clients at ABLE and students at Joseph Kellman.
Quincy Roseborough, Roseland

What is your favorite thing about Roseland?
I love the people.  There is never a dull moment, there is always something happening that makes me laugh or smile.
Learn more about the coordinators >
Challenge Accepted!
JPMorgan Corporate Challenge supports Get IN Chicago for 4th time
More than 27,000 individuals from 620 local companies came out in support of Get IN Chicago for the 2017 JPMorgan Corporate Challenge (JPMCC) on May 25th. For the 4th straight year, JPMorgan selected Get IN Chicago as the local event beneficiary. Generous donations from the JPMCC have helped us reach more than 10,000 youth to date - giving them trusted mentors, compassionate therapists, and opportunities for safer lives.

Special thanks to JPMCC whose funds help to strengthen our collaboration with key public systems like the Cook County State's Attorney, Public Defender, and Juvenile Probation. These partnerships are central to our efforts to apply what works best for youth violence prevention.   
On behalf of our youth, families, and communities - Thank You, JPMorgan Chase! 
More from the 2017 Chicago JPMCC
Donor Spotlight: CVS Health
Get IN Chicago is proud to count CVS Health as one of our donor partners.  CVS Health is committed to helping people on their path to better health by addressing critical health care issues and delivering affordable, accessible, and effective health care.
CVS Health generosity supports Get IN Chicago's public health approach to youth violence reduction by providing preventive services such as therapy programs for acutely high-risk youth. This work reflects CVS Health's focus on large-scale preventive health, environmental upgrades, and leadership initiatives to improve communities across the world. Their latest Corporate and Social Responsibility report covers project highlights from the past year, including:  
  • 100,000 people with limited resources connected to preventive health services
  • 28 million people currently using the company’s innovative text-messaging platform for prescription pickup and refill
  • 20,000+ youths hired in full-time and part-time summer positions
Learn more: Prescription for a Better World
Building Partnerships 
Cook County and city agencies collaborating on youth referrals
Avik Das, Acting Director and Chief Probation Officer, and Francisco Arenas, Supervisor and Grants Coordinator, and staff from Cook County Juvenile Probation joined us at the JPMorgan Corporate Challenge last week. 
In 2016, 15,571 youth were arrested in Cook County - and with those arrests came an opportunity to reach them with preventive services. Over the past few months, Get IN Chicago has been working with juvenile justice agencies such as Cook County Juvenile Probation, Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Courts, and the Chicago Police Department to create pipelines for connecting acutely high-risk youth to our Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) initiative. With case management, mentoring, and therapy, SYNC is specially designed to meet the needs of acutely high-risk youth, providing them with sustained care and support and positioning them for brighter futures.
In this issue:
All donations to Get IN Chicago are tax-deductible. All contributions will be placed in The Get IN Chicago Fund, a donor advised fund of The Chicago Community Foundation.
2016 Annual Report
Inspired, Involved, and Invested - learn more about last year's work with mentoring, therapy, parent leadership, capacity building, and more! 

Read the Full 2016 Report
Reading Corner
Catch up on what we're reading in the office!
Coping with Trauma
As part of Hope in Action, One Hope United produced a video about the SPARCS program and how it helps youth cope with trauma to reduce violence.
Our police/youth baseball leagues kicked off practices this month! Watch for more news about opening days in Austin, Englewood, and North Lawndale.
Get IN Chicago provides counsel and support to community-based organizations, agencies, and funders working to reduce youth violence. By studying and funding initiatives focused on acutely-high risk youth, Get IN Chicago strives to identify the most promising practices to improve the lives and safety of young people in our city.  
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