SYNC, Mentoring + Therapy Successes, and more
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February 28, 2017
SYNCing Services for Youth
More than 20 organizations collaborating to design and implement the new initiative
Through the new Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) initiative, Get IN Chicago is investing in central intake, case management, and evidence-based program models to identify, recruit, and retain acutely high-risk youth in programming. SYNC service providers will also receive technical assistance to increase the quality, efficiency, and reach of their mentoring and therapy programs. 

Learn more about who is part of SYNC and what they plan to do...
Staff from six SYNC mentoring organizations participated in training on the Quantum Opportunities mentoring model this winter. Quantum Opportunities is a proven, evidence-based, wraparound intervention for inner-city, high-risk, minority youth.
Congrats, Chicago Urban League!
Program honored with Group Youth Mentoring IMPACT award
The MENTOR Illinois IMPACT Awards recognize exceptional, structured, and supportive mentoring programs. The award committee noted that Chicago Urban League's work was especially notable given their focus and impact on acutely high-risk youth...
Success Story: One Hope United
How SPARCS changed one young man's course
Before starting therapy, Trey* said his only interest was becoming a drug dealer and gang banger. By the end of the program, he emerged as a leader among his peers. Learn more about Trey's path to success...
Insights for Corporate Responsibility 
Dr. Toni Irving shares recommendations for effective CSR initiatives
While the growing number of companies focused on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is encouraging, it's essential that evidence be incorporated into charitable strategies. Dr. Irving shares five key ways to increase impact in CSR initiatives... 
Your Organization's Story
Tips from our SYNC training session on communications
Any organization can strengthen their reach and impact by integrating effective communications into operations.  Read tips from our session with two communications specialists from Allstate...
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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.
Reading Corner
Catch up on what we're reading in the office!


On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens -  NPR, February 21, 2017  

If Kids Ran Juvie -  The Marshall Project, February 12, 2017

Silencing the Guns: How Chicago can keep guns off the streets - Ellen Alberding of The Joyce Foundation, Chicago Sun-Times, February 10, 2017

Riding Along with Milwaukee's Counselors for Traumatized Yout -  Buzzfeed, February 9, 2017

How Gun Violence Literally Infects Communities -  Newsweek, February 7, 2017  

Fix Chicago's violence? Start by helping kids land jobs - Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, February 1, 2017

The Housing Issue 2017 - South Side Weekly, January 31, 2017

Evidence-Based Policymaking: Findings From StatesPew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, January 26, 2017    

Gun Violence in Chicago, 2016 - University of Chicago Crime Lab, January 17, 2017

Youth Transitional Housing Headed to North Lawndale - Austin Weekly News, December 29, 2016

By helping young black fathers, Sheldon Smith has become a ‘hero’ - Chicago Reader, December 28, 2016

Mentoring's Promise and Limits - The Atlantic, December 14, 2016
Co-Chair Jim Reynolds visited Banner Academy's Meta24 Lab in Austin. Banner recently received a renewal award from Get IN Chicago for their workforce training program.
January 11, 2017
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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