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18Jun 2020

On the Ground: Tony Raggs, Safe Streets Program Manager

On the Ground: Tony Raggs, Safe Streets Program Manager
Tension from racial injustice, racism, violence, Covid-19, high unemployment, and other related issues continues to plague and oppress communities around the country. During this time, ALSO’s outreach team continues its important work.  In a time of social distancing, Safe Streets Program Manager Tony Raggs is sometimes asked how ALSO can be out in the community during ...
12Jun 2020

ALSO Program Participants: Taking Steps in the COVID-19 Era

ALSO Program Participants: Taking Steps in the COVID-19 Era
This January, ALSO outreach worker Eric George worked with participants in ALSO’s 10-10-10 program. The program provides participants with a stipend, employment-focused training, and a chance to explore issues in their lives, including violence in their communities.   By mid-March, COVID-19 had already changed the way we live – and had begun to have a major impact ...
01Jun 2020

Update: COVID-19 Resources for National Violence Prevention Programs

Update: COVID-19 Resources for National Violence Prevention Programs
ALSO continues to respond to COVID-19 by providing timely resources to grantees of Office on Violence Against Women-funded projects that focus on responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program Meanwhile, the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men (CYEM) Program also continues to adapt to current realities. For example, the ...
21May 2020

Metropolitan Peace Academy: Street Outreach Training During COVID-19

Metropolitan Peace Academy: Street Outreach Training During COVID-19
  For Nelson Torres, Cierra McGee, and other members of ALSO’s street outreach team, reducing violence in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community continues during COVID-19. This spring, Torres and McGee and about 30 other outreach workers in Chicago are learning about their field through Zoom classes with the Metropolitan Peace Academy, a training ground committed to professionalizing ...
15May 2020

Two Pandemics: Gun Violence, COVID-19 Hit African Americans, Latinos 

Two Pandemics: Gun Violence, COVID-19 Hit African Americans, Latinos 
ALSO’s mission is to work in partnership with people living in risk of violence to promote safer streets and homes. Now, it is strikingly clear that many of the same communities most likely to be in risk of gun violence are also disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Data overwhelmingly show that many African Americans and Latinos ...
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