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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.

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Please direct all media inquiries to:
Lori Crowder
773-235-5705, ext. 33


Press Release: Northwest Side Organization Launches Summer 2016 Gun Violence Prevention Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 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. The launch marks the reignition ...

ALSO and Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance partner up for Get IN Chicago Grant

ALSO is thrilled to be among the five planning grant recipients of Get IN Chicago’s Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment Initiative. Together with the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA), ALSO will focus its community programming in Humboldt Park on addressing factors that Lori Crowder, ALSO Executive Director, states increase violence  such as “high- school dropout and ...

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Outdoor Community Resident Dinner & Dialogue

Outdoor Community Resident Dinner & Dialogue
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 ...

21st Annual Walk for Peace

21st Annual Walk for Peace
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 ...

Save the Date: Spring Forum

Save the Date: Spring Forum
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,” ...