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20Mar 2020

Know Your Rights: Cannabis Legalization in Illinois

Know Your Rights: Cannabis Legalization in Illinois
Changes in cannabis legalization laws in Illinois that took effect on January 1 have led to many questions about what Illinois residents need to know about getting records expunged as well as the purchase, sale and growth of cannabis in the state. On February 19, ALSO hosted a free and open-to-the-public workshop in West Humboldt ...
18Mar 2020

Our Commitment

Our Commitment
Today and every day, ALSO’s top priority and deepest commitment is the safety and health of our staff, participants and community. While closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and tailoring our approaches to this unique situation, we continue to work in partnership with people living in risk of violence in Chicago and around the country to ...
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 ...
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