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ALSO and the network of government agencies and service providers it serves are hard at work facilitating intervention and prevention programs in communities around the country. Find the latest information and updates on ALSO in the news and blog sections below.

Help spread the word about ALSO and our work to end violence. Download ALSO’s press kit (forthcoming) for additional information related to the organization and our work both locally and nationally.

Please direct all media inquiries to:
Lori Crowder
773-235-5705, ext. 33


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: 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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27Jul 2016

Community Solutions for Violence Paint a Brighter Picture of Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Crowd at beginning of Peace Walk
The following is a response to a recent Chicago Tribune article, “10 Shootings a Day: Complex Causes of Chicago’s Spiking Violence,” which we submitted to the newspaper’s editor. In the article “10 Shootings a Day: Complex Causes of Chicago’s Spiking Violence,”(July 1), the writers proffer a one-dimensional, sensationalistic, and incomplete perspective of the neighborhoods in which a ...
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 ...

Outdoor Community Resident Dinner & Dialogue

Tree with hands for leaves
Join ALSO and Humboldt Park People Power in our weekly outdoor community resident Dinner & Dialogue! It is a time for community residents and organizations to come together to break bread and open a dialogue about creating a safer Humboldt Park! When: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 5-7 pm.Where:  Humboldt Park on the Kedzie Ave. & Potomac side.Dialogue: Focus group discussion ...

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 ...

Save the Date: Spring Forum

Spring Forum logo
Please save the date for the spring forum “Transforming Justice: Mobilizing Incarcerated Mothers and Young Women through Community Action,” taking place at UIC-Student Center East (Illinois Room) on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 8:30-2:30pm.   This forum is an extension of the Nov. 12, 2015 community dialogue “Fostering Community-Based Opportunities for High-Risk Young Women in Chicago,” ...


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