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Small Local Groups Get Up to $10,000 Each CHICAGO—At a time when the nation is grappling with public safety and policing in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities, and Chicago is reeling from the worst spike in gun violence in four years, a local gun-violence prevention collective has announced $1 million in grants to support small,

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities will Provide $1 Million to Organizations in 21 Neighborhoods The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC) today announced it is accepting applications for the 2021 Chicago Fund, which will provide $1 million in grants to South and West Side nonprofit organizations proactively working toward strengthening neighborhoods by reducing gun

Safe & Peaceful grantee structures chess as a conduit to counteract the cycles of violence, conciliate its casualties, and connect police with communities Eight-year-old Terriah Pascal is always eager to challenge the cops. She has been doing it monthly for the past year. She's no troublemaker, though. Terriah is among the youth who participate in Not Before My Parents (NBMP)

SPC grantee’s back-to-school event readies children for the academic year and reinforces deeper ties to the community it serves. Community members descended upon Oakdale Covenant Church for a day of free food, celebration and connection at Community and Family Partners’ Back-to-School Community Bash. “The purpose is to feed into the community and let them know we’re here,” says

A mission of shared responsibility guides a Safe & Peaceful grantee who provided programming throughout the summer for South Shore youth Teens and children in the South Shore neighborhood face the risk that violence may impact them, directly or indirectly, on the daily, says Reverend Bailey Grant, founder of I Am My Brother's Keeper (IAMBK). Rev. Grant launched

Safe & Peaceful grantee charged its participants to focus on the beauty of resilience in the face of abuse and oppression The Chicago Torture Justice Center (CTJC), a first and (heretofore declared) only community center of its kind, seeks to offer healing and wellness resources for survivors of police torture. In its outlined history, the organization cites

  Grantee brings hometown rapper Lil Durk back to his Englewood neighborhood to participate in peace festival The J. Minor Allen Peace Movement, Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE) and Save Our Community Coalition, three Englewood-based groups, recently collaborated to produce the Say Yes to Life, Say Yes to Peace outdoor festival, aided by rapper Lil Durk. "It was

  Through material giving, a Safe & Peaceful grantee invokes community, security and hospitality Seven-year-old Kemari Irvin was getting the full experience of The Peace Movement Home, Family & Community Day at Grant A Wish Children & Family Center in Chatham's Burnside neighborhood — he ate, he got to do backflips and play video games, and to top