Building Community Cohesion to Reduce Violence

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities (SPC) was created in response to spikes in violence associated with long weekends and warm months. Several major local foundations, including The Chicago Community Trust, the Joyce Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Polk Bros. Foundation, the Woods Fund Chicago and others, came

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Interning at BECOME: How I Learned about Culturally Responsive Evaluation Through BECOME’s Organizational Goals

What does Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) look like?  How could I become more culturally responsive in my personal life and within the practice of evaluation? These were my questions as I began my internship with BECOME while pursing a Masters in Program Evaluation through Michigan State University. The answers were certainly revealed as I received

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Love Transforms

The other day, I went to an event for the Chicago-area Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) initiative – a national movement around rectifying the false narrative of a “hierarchy of human value.”

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