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Press Release: Youth Across the Nation Speak Out on Healthy Relationships This Valentine’s Day

2/13/2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Youth Across the Nation Speak Out on Healthy Relationships This Valentine’s Day Chicago, IL, February 13 – February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and, beginning on Wednesday, February 14th Valentine’s Day, a team of experts–Men Can Stop Rape, Break the Cycle, and the Alliance of Local Service Organizations—will encourage communities ...

Press Release: ALSO Becomes a Community Restorative Justice Hub in Humboldt Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALSO Becomes a Community Restorative Justice Hub in Humboldt Park ALSO recently joined seven other local organizations as a Community Restorative Justice Hub (CRJ Hub) overseen by Adler University-Institute of Public Safety and Social Justice. Jorge Matos will be the supervising staff member for the ALSO hub. ALSO will apply community-led restorative justice approaches to ...

Press Release: ALSO Secures Funding to continue Safe Streets Violence Intervention Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALSO Secures Funding To Continue Safe Streets Violence Intervention Services Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois – March 1, 2017 – The Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) received a $100,000 grant from Cook County Justice Advisory Council for Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Reduction. This grant supports ALSO’s Safe Streets program, which works to prevent shootings and ...

Press Release: Northwest Side Organization Launches Summer 2016 Gun Violence Prevention Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Northwest Side Organization Launches Summer 2016 Gun Violence Prevention Program Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois – August 1, 2016 – The Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) has begun a three-and-a-half month long violence prevention initiative on the Northwest Side of Chicago, with the support of the Chicago Community Trust. The launch marks the reignition ...

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09Jun 2017

ALSO Educates Chicago Partners on Intersections of Intimate Partner and Community Violence

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An ALSO team of community violence and gender-based violence staff hosted a training on the intersections of intimate partner violence and community violence in mid-May. Attendees included community violence outreach workers, legal clinic case managers, and youth development workers from across the city, whom ALSO partners with through a citywide Restorative Justice community that is committed ...
23May 2017

Support Safe Streets Today

It’s starting to feel like summer at last. The sun is out. School is nearing an end. Flip flops and shorts are making their annual comeback. At ALSO, we know that summer’s approach means something else, too, something with serious implications for our work and our community. The summer months bring a spike in violence. More ...
03Nov 2016

Annual Benefit for Peace 2016

The ALSO Board, staff and community sincerely thank all who attended and contributed to a successful Benefit for Peace! The event, which took place on Wednesday, October 19, represents our highest tickets sales and largest contributions from silent auction and raffle in the event’s history. Our supporters are passionate individuals and companies who believe in our ...
02Sep 2016

Community Meet ‘n Greet

On Wednesday, August 24, ALSO hosted a Community Meet ‘n Greet to get to know our neighbors. ALSO staff conducted targeted outreach to businesses and organizations on North Avenue and Western Avenue. We strongly believe that forming and maintaining meaningful community connections increases safety so we created an opportunity for our community to come together ...
30Jun 2016

Welcome back, 10-10-10!

10-10-10 participants at Peace Walk
What are you going to do moving forward now that you hadn’t envisioned before your participation in this program? To end violence with words. ALSO’s 10-10-10 youth employment program completed its first 10-week session of 2016. The program, which is funded by the Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund, has been out of session for a year due to the dynamics of the grant; ...


2018 Benefit for Peace Gala

For more than 20 years, the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) has been organizing community events to support the safety of young people. Come share your commitment to young people and be in community with ALSO as we celebrate 20 years at the upcoming Benefit for Peace Gala! Proceeds from the B4P will benefit ALSO’s ...

Eat at Nando’s for Safe Streets

Join ALSO Safe Streets on Friday, August 25 at Nando’s PERi-PERi Oak Park. ALSO will receive 40% of sales made between 4-11pm.  Just tell the staff at the register that you’re eating for ALSO! 

Benefit for Peace on October 18

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Join us October 18th from 6PM – 9PM for a fun-filled evening emceed by Comedian Lucky Luciano . Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and music by ALSO’s New Level Sound-All for a good cause!  Purchase tickets today!   

Save the Date: Benefit for Peace

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Save the Date! ALSO’s Annual Benefit for Peace Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm Joe’s Bar on Weed Street 940 West Weed Street, Chicago, IL 60622 For more information, contact Marisol Giraud.

Expungement and Sealing Workshop

EXPUNGEMENT AND SEALING WORKSHOP Provided by the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) Saturday, July 8 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm @ the ALSO Offices – 2401 W. North Ave., Chicago Please help us spread the word by sharing the flyer! Please join us to: ● Learn if you qualify for expungement or sealing of criminal justice records, ...

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