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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 ...
09Aug 2019

STAAR Project: States Build Partnerships to Address Violence Against Women

STAAR Project: States Build Partnerships to Address Violence Against Women
How can states, and the communities they serve, help prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking? That’s a question Dale Gilbert, Amy Baynes, and many others who work on these issues ask every day. Gilbert is the Senior Planner for the Maine Department of Public Safety; Baynes is Program Manager for the Office ...
06Aug 2019

MacArthur Foundation Panel: Promising Solutions to Reducing Gun Violence

MacArthur Foundation Panel: Promising Solutions to Reducing Gun Violence
Hope.  That’s not often the first word that comes up when people in Chicago talk about gun violence, but it was certainly on the minds of panelists at Promising Solutions to Reducing Gun Violence, an event held by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on July 11. The event was held in the Auburn ...
26Jul 2019

UPDATE: 24th Annual Walk for Peace

UPDATE: 24th Annual Walk for Peace
ALSO outreach worker Fred Wallace summed up the July 13 Walk for Peace in Humboldt Park on WBBM-TV in Chicago. “We’re holding this event to bring the community closer to show them there is a better way than violence,” he said.  “We’re taking to the streets to claim Safe Streets in neighborhoods where violence is a ...
24Jun 2019

Safe Streets, A Participant’s Story: Alex Atkins

Safe Streets, A Participant's Story: Alex Atkins
Alex Atkins, who grew up in Humboldt Park, vividly remembers tough experiences “using and selling weed” for several years. He eventually asked himself “Am I am going to do this every day? Or am I going to go ahead and get me a job?” These days, he is trying to find a new path – one ...