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.
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773-235-5705, ext. 33
We are outraged and saddened by the racism, oppression, and violence that continues to plague our country. Every day, individuals and conditions in state institutions dehumanize, traumatize, and kill people of color like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Laquan McDonald, and Kalief Browder, in addition to many others.
This is not a problem of one individual ...
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Youth Across the Nation Speak Out on Healthy Relationships This Valentine’s Day
Chicago, IL, February 13 – February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and, beginning on Wednesday, February 14th Valentine’s Day, a team of experts–Men Can Stop Rape, Break the Cycle, and the Alliance of Local Service Organizations—will encourage communities ...
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 ...
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 ...
For more than 20 years, the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) has been organizing community events to support the safety of young people.
Come share your commitment to young people and be in community with ALSO as we celebrate 20 years at the upcoming Benefit for Peace Gala! Proceeds from the B4P will benefit ALSO’s ...
Join us October 18th from 6PM – 9PM for a fun-filled evening emceed by Comedian Lucky Luciano . Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and music by ALSO’s New Level Sound-All for a good cause!
Purchase tickets today!
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
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