Press Clips


Here’s how we’re making headlines across the city.

Shero Program From Social Services Agency UCAN Chicago Helps Heal Women Most at Risk for Violence

Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: February 16, 2024

Chicago Program Aids Former Inmates in Rebuilding Lives After Prison

Publication: Fox Chicago 32
Date: February 8, 2024

Metropolitan Peace Academy Looks To Expand Work With New Training Facility

Publication: The Citizen Newspaper
Date: February 7, 2024

Ex-Chicago Gang Leader’s Third Chance Gets Him an Invitation to the White House

Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: February 2, 2024

Ambitious Plan Aims to Raise $400 Million to Halve Chicago Shootings, Homicides in 5 Years

Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: February 1, 2024

$66M Earmarked for Chicago Violence Intervention Program Expansion

Publication: NBC 5
Date: February 1, 2024

Foundations, Business Interests Raise $66 Million to Fight Crime in Chicago

Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: February 1, 2024

Chicago Radically Expanding Anti-violence Program to 6 More Neighborhoods

Publication: ABC 7
Date: February 1, 2024

City Leaders Announce New Plan to Reduce Gun Violence in Chicago

Publication: WGN TV
Date: February 1, 2024

New Anti-Violence Initiative Aims to Reduce Chicago Shootings by 50% in 5 Years

Publication: WTTW
Date: February 1, 2024

Gov. Pritzker Unveils Anti-violence Initiative

Publication: WGEM
Date: February 1, 2024

Illinois Democrats Introduce Gun Violence Prevention Program

Publication: The Center Square
Date: February 1, 2024

How Donor-Advised Funds Are Changing Philanthropy

Publication: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Date: January 16, 2024

Chicago Homicides See 13% Decrease in 2023, Crime Data Shows

Publication: ABC 7
Date: December 29, 2023

University of Chicago Releases End-Of-Year Report on Crime in City

Publication: NBC 5
Date: December 27, 2023

Our Chicago: Organizations Helping Children and Families

Publication: ABC 7
Date: December 24, 2023

Debunking CVI Myths: CVI Is Only Street Outreach

Publication: The Center for American Progress
Date: December 21, 2023

First Class Graduates From CPS Program for Students Who Dropped Out During COVID Pandemic

Publication: ABC 7
Date: December 21, 2023

Bo Deal Learned All He Could From Life in the Streets — Then Got a College Degree

Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: December 20, 2023

Commentary: Where Poverty Is Pervasive, Solutions Must Be Radical and Relentless

Publication: Crain’s Chicago Business
Date: December 19, 2023

Vaughn Bryant and Arne Duncan: Violence Prevention Work Is Reducing Shootings in Chicago. Let’s Scale It.

Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: December 17, 2023

Chicago’s Experiment to Aid Gun Violence Survivors Is Actually Helping

Publication: The Trace
Date: December 15, 2023

Chicago Seeing a Drop in Homicides as 2023 Nears End, but Not in Every Neighborhood

Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: December 3, 2023

Senate Committee Evaluates Gun Violence as Health Crisis

Publication: WMAQ 5 Chicago
Date: November 28, 2023

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin leads Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Gun Violence Crisis

Publication: CBS 2 Chicago
Date: November 28, 2023

Pastor Brooks Hopes to Raise $10M for South Side Community Center

Publication: ABC 7
Date: November 28, 2023

Amid the City’s Mass Shootings, Community Groups Work to Prevent More Bloodshed

Publication: Austin Weekly News
Date: November 6, 2023

Former West Garfield Park Gang Member Works to Pull Others Out of Isolation

Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: November 3, 2023

City Club of Chicago: Community Violence Intervention

Publication: WGN Radio 720
Date: November 1, 2023

Metropolitan Peace Initiatives Is Working to Reduce Crime in Chicago

Publication: the Grio
Date: October 5, 2023

Chicago Youth Programs Often End with the Summer. Young People Want More.

Publication: The Trace
Date: September 6, 2023

At Summer’s End, Chicago Murders Are Down 21% from Horrendous 2021

Publication: WBEZ
Date: September 1, 2023

The Peacemaker: The Man Turning Stats Into Violence Prevention

Publication: Chicago Magazine
Date: August 21, 2023

Federal Funding Announced for Organization Fighting Violence in Chicago

Publication: Telemundo Chicago
Date: August 15, 2023

Gang Conflict Causing Uptown Violence as Police, Community Groups Look to Intervene

Publication: Block Club Chicago
Date: August 1, 2023

Chicago Street Outreach Workers Use Own Experiences to Reach Others in Their Neighborhoods

Publication: WTTW
Date: July 31, 2023

Collaborative, Community Based Violence Prevention Efforts Aims to Professionalize the Field of Street Outreach

Publication: WTTW
Date: July 27, 2023

‘Light in the Night’ Events Aim to Reclaim Safe Public Space for Chicagoans

Publication: WTTW
Date: July 17, 2023

Vaughn Bryant: What is Community Violence Intervention?

Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: July 16, 2023

Andrew Papachristos: Targeted Violence Prevention Is Working in Chicago. Workers Need to Reach More People.

Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: July 16, 2023

Leaders of Chicago’s Violence Prevention Movement Weigh in on Summer Violence

Publication: WBEZ
Date: July 5, 2023

How This Man Helped Prevent a Revenge Murder

Publication: BBC
Date: June 29, 2023

60 Outreach Workers, Case Managers Join Efforts to Disrupt Violence in Chicago

Publication: Fox 32 Chicago
Date: June 15, 2023

Justice Department Officials Take Interest In, Praise Chicago Anti-Violence Program

Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: June 8, 2023

New Mayor, Same Struggle with Chicago Crime as Anti-Violence Activists Work on the Ground

Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: June 2, 2023

From Chess Tournaments to Mentorship Programs: How Far North Side Groups Plan to Prevent Violence This Summer

Publication: Block Club Chicago
Date: May 25, 2023

Here’s How the City Council Can Lead the Response to Chicago’s Most Urgent Challenges

Publication: Crain’s Chicago Business
Date: May 8, 2023

Winners: 3 Organizations Making the Greatest Impact in Violence Interruption and Prevention in Chicago

Publication: Better
Date: April 17, 2023

Solutions to Chicago Gun Violence That Go Beyond Policing

Publication: WBEZ
Date: April 3, 2023

Anti-violence Advocates Pinpoint Issues to Reduce Violence Following Deadly 2021 with Nearly 800 People Killed

Publication: Atlanta Black Star
Date: January 18, 2023

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