Roseland Community to Unveil Plan to Prevent Violence

Plan Is Part of the Get IN Chicago Initiative

A coalition of Roseland-area residents and community stakeholders will unveil their collaboratively developed Safety Action Plan for the Greater Roseland Community on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center, 235 E. 103rd Street, Chicago. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.; the presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

“This sustainable, community-driven plan to address the violence crisis impacting our city and community was developed by people who live, work, learn and pray here in Roseland, and who are invested in creating a safer, more vibrant Greater Roseland,” said Quincy Roseborough, Community Development Coordinator for Metropolitan Family Services.

The violence prevention plan is a product of Get IN Chicago’s Community Collaboration and Resident Engagement (CCRE) initiative, implemented on the South Side by Metropolitan Family Services. CCRE addresses community violence by empowering residents and organizations to create cohesive and supportive neighborhoods, improve community safety, and bring human, intellectual, and other resources into Roseland. CCRE solicited community input for the plan through focus groups, advisory council meetings, and idea rating sessions.

The plan was submitted to Get IN Chicago on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. If approved, Get IN Chicago would provide funding to implement the violence prevention solutions identified in the plan.

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 68,000 families and individuals annually through seven community centers in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County. Metropolitan’s services promote education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.

About Get IN Chicago
Get IN Chicago provides counsel and support to community-based organizations, agencies, and funders working to reduce youth violence. By studying and funding initiatives focused on acutely-high risk youth, Get IN Chicago strives to identify the most promising practices to improve the lives and safety of young people in our city. Get IN Chicago’s Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative is empowering residents to be catalysts for change, increase community engagement, and ultimately make their neighborhoods safer through the development of neighborhood action plans. Learn more at getinchicago.org

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