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June 2, 2017
Humboldt Park Community Rallies to End Violence
Through ALSO’s 22nd Annual Walk for Peace
CHICAGO – For the 22nd consecutive year, people from across Chicago will join with the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO), its partners and community members on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Walk for Peace.
ALSO is convening ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. www.cct.org.
The launch marks the reignition ...
June 3, 2016
Humboldt Park Community Rallies to End Violence Through ALSO’s 21st Annual Walk for Peace
CHICAGO – For the 21st consecutive year, hundreds of people from across Chicago will join with the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) and its partners and community members on Saturday, June 4, 2016 to Walk for Peace. This ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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! #walk4peace
When: June 3, 2017
Arrive: 10:30 am
Illinois Facilities Fund (IFF)
Von Humboldt, LLC
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 ...
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 ...
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,” ...