Over a dozen anti-violence organizations came together at the Garfield Park field house last week to talk about how their coalition is working to change the seasonal surge violence in Chicago this summer. The audience heard from each of the groups that have a “boots-on-the-ground” approach to violence interruption in their communities, as well as several individuals whose lives had been changed through their participation in programs focused on cognitive behavioral therapy, life coaching and job training. Arne Duncan acknowledged the people who are trying to change bring anti-violence efforts to scale and that he was thankful for the collective effort! To read more click on here, here, or here.

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