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20Jul 2017

Building Community for Those Who Work to End Violence

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ALSO builds alliances among organizations, government agencies and individuals to end gender-based violence. During 2016-2017, ALSO hosted an ongoing learning community for a small group of practitioners working to end women and children experiencing and witnessing violence. In partnership with Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence, the Exploring Safety Learning Community brought together grant recipients ...
17Jul 2017

LINKed Up

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Photo description: ALSO consultant and subgrantees at LINK conference; standing in front of a high round table with a white table cloth on it. Pictured( from left to right): Quenette Walton (ALSO consultant), Suad Mohamed (Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services), and Beniam Cherinet (Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services) At ALSO, LINK (Locally Implementing National Knowledge) is a ...
30Jun 2017

22nd Annual Walk for Peace

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, ALSO hosted the 22nd Annual Walk for Peace on the grounds of the now closed Von Humboldt Elementary School in Humboldt Park. The event’s theme of “Peacing the Blocks” was a concept developed by community residents during our Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment grant from Get IN Chicago in summer ...
30Jun 2017

ALSO Does Career Day!

ALSO staff recently participated in Career Day at the Pulaski International School of Chicago. ALSO would like to thank Pulaski teacher, Valerie Williams, for the invitation to present to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. ALSO staff talked about our violence prevention work in Humboldt Park, as well as our work on a national level. ...
29Jun 2017

Learnings from this year’s CY Spring Institute

ALSO, Break the Cycle, and Men Can Stop Rape, in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women, held a two-day institute, Building a Framework for Success, in Chicago, Illinois. Who attended this meeting? Attendees were organizations and programs, located around the country, that provide services to children and youth who are exposed to and/or experiencing violence. ...
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