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The rhythmic beat of African drums reverberated throughout Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72 nd Street on Saturday, August 26 th ; and local youth were in the spotlight at a pulse-pounding "Drum Circle for Peace" program presented as part of this summer's Safest Summer 2017 Initiative "Praise in the Park." The musical extravaganza was part of a Back-to-Scho...
WBEZ's Chip Mitchell profiled a Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities initiative in an August 7 segment, "To Curb Chicago's Gun Violence, Foundations To Provide Jobs And Therapy To Shooters." Heartland Alliance designed and coordinates the initiative, called Rapid Employment and Development Initiative (READI), which connects individuals at ...
Elijah's House kicked-off their anti-violence activities in August with an event to mend the walls of communication between Chicago's youth and the Chicago Police Department. Venita Williams, Executive Director and planner of this event, said the idea was born from conversations staff members often had with teens about their daily concerns. They fo...
Chicago's gun violence crisis requires all of us to make community safety a priority. Last year, following a decade of progress in reducing violence, Chicago suffered 4,368 shootings and 764 homicides, a level of violence unheard of since the 1990s. The trend continues in 2017. It must stop, and all of us have a role to play. There is so much ...
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About the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities is a coalition of more than 40 Chicago funders and foundations committed to aligning their funding to support proven and promising approaches to reducing violence. What We Support Members of the Partnership are working together to coordinate their individual investments in the following four key strategies. Street Outreach, Support Services and Jobs Intervening with likely victims and perpetrators through street outreach, violence interruption, supportive services, constructive policing interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, and jobs. Street Outreach Stories Police Reform and Community Relations Increasing the effectiveness and legitimacy of the Chicago Police Department through improved training, better police-community relations, greater community voice in the design and operations of police accountability structures, and other reforms. Community Relations Stories Gun Policy Strengthening gun laws to reduce the availability of illegal firearms. Gun Policy Stories Image courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times Community Safety and Peace Supporting grassroots organizations to sponsor events and projects in Chicago's neighborhoods that foster stronger community bonds, crowd out violence, and promote constructive engagement with law enforcement.  Apply for a safe and peaceful grant now.   Learn More Community Safety Stories Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities Members The Albert Pick Jr. Fund The Alvin H. Baum Family Fund AT&T Ballmer Group BSCS Boeing The Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates Chicago Cred Conant Family Foundation The Crown Family The Field Foundation of Illinois Irving Harris Foundation Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Joyce Foundation JP Morgan Chase & Co Krehbiel Family Foundation Lefkofsky Family Foundation LLoyd A. Fry Foundation MacArthur Foundation Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation Mars Wrigley Foundation Michael Reese Health Trust Motorola Solutions Foundation Polk Bros Foundation Pritzker Foundation Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation Pritzker Traubert Foundation Robert R. McCormick Foundation Spikeball Steans Family Foundation United Way Vistex Foundation We Raise Foundation Woods Fund Chicago And more
In 2018, 2,900 people were shot and 575 were killed in Chicago—fewer than the previous two years, but a tragic and unacceptable level of violence that destroys lives and harms communities. Community leaders, police and civic partners are working together to bring about safer, more peaceful communities. Who we are The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities is a coalition of more than 40 Chicago funders and foundations committed to aligning their funding to support proven and promising urgent responses to reducing violence in the next two to three years. News Release: As Summer Heats Up, Chicagoans Step Up to Combat Violence The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities supports the goals of the InVEST campaign The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities announces 2018 grantees Introduction to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities View All Stories
With the many news headlines about the ongoing violence plaguing the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, Vanessa Sanchez worries that the youth growing up in the community are unable to think positively about their futures. "[Austin] is so often featured in the media as a dangerous area," says Sanchez, the prevention program manager at Yout...

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