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$1.5 million in grants will support 201 community-led organizations in Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence CHICAGO—Memorial Day is approaching, and while many in Chicago are bracing for an anticipated surge in shootings, many grassroots organizations in areas hardest hit by gun violence are proactively planning ways to bring neighbors together to help make their communities

The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities’ 2022 Chicago Fund will award $1,000 to $10,000 grants to support community-led efforts that make neighborhoods safer CHICAGO—It may be the middle of winter, but grassroots organizations in Chicago communities hardest hit by gun violence are already gearing up for summer as they continue working on ways to make their

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