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29Jul 2016

ALSO Youth Advocate Goes to Brazil

ALSO Youth Advocate Goes to Brazil
On the last day of her 2016 summer internship at ALSO, Gina Rivera walks into the office not knowing she would be asked to interview for ALSO’s website, but she jumped right in. That day, she was about to embark on a wonderful trip outside of the country, so ALSO decided to sit down with ...
27Jul 2016

Community Solutions for Violence Paint a Brighter Picture of Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Community Solutions for Violence Paint a Brighter Picture of Chicago's Neighborhoods
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 ...
20Jul 2016

Building Community to Explore Safety and Advocacy

Building Community to Explore Safety and Advocacy
In late June, ALSO convened a group of grantees funded by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women’s Consolidated Youth Program, in partnership with Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence (BCSDV).* The two-day discussion was primarily led by Jill Davies, director of BCSDV, with support from ALSO and partner organization Break the Cycle. The ...
30Jun 2016

Welcome back, 10-10-10!

Welcome back, 10-10-10!
What are you going to do moving forward now that you hadn’t envisioned before your participation in this program? To end violence with words. ALSO’s 10-10-10 youth employment program completed its first 10-week session of 2016. The program, which is funded by the Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund, has been out of session for a year due to the dynamics of the grant; ...