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06Dec 2019

New Legal Services Project Seeks to Address Legal Needs, Remove Barriers

New Legal Services Project Seeks to Address Legal Needs, Remove Barriers
ALSO’s growing legal services project is addressing barriers to employment, housing and other issues that community residents often face. The project responds to needs identified by a community survey of Humboldt Park residents that was conducted by ALSO in 2017. The survey revealed that community members viewed barriers to employment and housing as the top ...
05Nov 2019

Safe Homes, Safe Streets: ALSO’s Benefit for Peace

Safe Homes, Safe Streets: ALSO’s Benefit for Peace
At a time of growth and innovation, ALSO shared its “Safe Homes, Safe Streets” vision of violence prevention with friends and looked to the future on Wednesday, October 16th at its 2019 Benefit for Peace Gala.  More than 100 friends of ALSO attended the event at Moe’s Cantina in downtown Chicago.  “Our vision is for a ...
31Oct 2019

MacArthur Foundation Awards ALSO $1 Million to Further Vision of Safe Homes, Safe Streets

MacArthur Foundation Awards ALSO $1 Million to Further Vision of Safe Homes, Safe Streets
The Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) has received a four-year, $1 million Community Capital Grant award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The grant strengthens ALSO’s sustainability by investing in a cash reserve, supporting administrative infrastructure including website development, and creating an innovation fund to ensure that the organization remains competitive ...
09Aug 2019

STAAR Project: States Build Partnerships to Address Violence Against Women

STAAR Project: States Build Partnerships to Address Violence Against Women
How can states, and the communities they serve, help prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking? That’s a question Dale Gilbert, Amy Baynes, and many others who work on these issues ask every day. Gilbert is the Senior Planner for the Maine Department of Public Safety; Baynes is Program Manager for the Office ...
06Aug 2019

MacArthur Foundation Panel: Promising Solutions to Reducing Gun Violence

MacArthur Foundation Panel: Promising Solutions to Reducing Gun Violence
Hope.  That’s not often the first word that comes up when people in Chicago talk about gun violence, but it was certainly on the minds of panelists at Promising Solutions to Reducing Gun Violence, an event held by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on July 11. The event was held in the Auburn ...
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