Chicago is facing a big challenge and, at the same time, a great opportunity. We can make our city stronger, safer and an even better place to raise a family. We can revitalize communities citywide and make the future brighter for the next generation. But we must act now. And we must act together.
Over the last year, leaders from local government, business, community groups, faith-based organizations, educational institutions and foundations have come together to develop a coordinated plan to improve safety in neighborhoods across the city. The effort has been focused on developing high-impact, research-based strategies to prevent violence, intervene with those at greatest risk and make our communities safer.
We’re off to a good start, but to make this plan more than a great idea, we need you to become: