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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 ...

ALSO and Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance partner up for Get IN Chicago Grant

ALSO is thrilled to be among the five planning grant recipients of Get IN Chicago’s Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment Initiative. Together with the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA), ALSO will focus its community programming in Humboldt Park on addressing factors that Lori Crowder, ALSO Executive Director, states increase violence  such as “high- school dropout and ...

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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; ...
10Jun 2016

21st Annual Walk for Peace

ALSO Staff at Peace Walk
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, ALSO hosted the 21st Annual Walk for Peace at the McCormick Tribune YMCA. The event marked the launch of our Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment grant from Get IN Chicago, a grant shared with LSEA (Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance) “a group of social action-oriented congregations and organizations in the Logan ...


22nd Annual Walk for Peace

2017 Walk for Peace
Mark your calendars for ALSO’s 22nd Annual Walk for Peace! Connect with us as a community committed to safety. Please join us, bring your friends and family, and consider donating to support ALSO’s violence intervention work in Chicago. Thank you! RSVP on Facebook today! #ALSOWalkforPeace When: June 3, 2017  Arrive: 10:30 am  Illinois Facilities Fund (IFF) Von Humboldt, LLC ...

Benefit for Peace on October 19

ALSO Benefit for Peace
The Benefit for Peace location has changed! Please join us at Pizano’s (2056 W. Division St., Chicago, 60622) in Wicker Park. We look forward to our second year hosting this event in their beautiful space! Pizano’s has valet parking available for $10 and is located near the Division Blue Line stop. Get tickets and more infoWednesday, October 19, 20166:00 ...

21st Annual Walk for Peace

Walk for Peace banner
ALSO’s 21st Annual Walk for Peace is just around the corner!    Join us to celebrate the launch of our Get IN Chicago grant focused on Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment. ALSO will partner with Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance to mobilize the Humboldt Park community around safety.   To see photos from past Walks for Peace, visit Flickr!   When: June 4, 2016  Arrive: 10:30 ...

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