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CHICAGO BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN FORCES WITH UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CRIME LAB AND EDUCATION LAB TO SUPPORT FRONTLINE RESPONDERS

CHICAGO BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN FORCES WITH UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CRIME LAB AND EDUCATION LAB TO SUPPORT FRONTLINE RESPONDERS

  • 5/12/2020 7:30:00 PM
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Chinese-American Business Community Partners with Crime and Education Labs to Provide Personal Protective Equipment to Essential Workers across ChicagoCHICAGO – May 12, 2020 – A group of Chinese-American business leaders has donated one million protective masks to first responders and others on the frontlines in Chicago, partnering with the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab to distribute these critical supplies to a diverse group of public sector and nonprofit organiz...
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University of Chicago Crime and Education Labs’ evaluation of Choose to Change suggests promise in improving life outcomes for Chicago’s youth

  • 2/21/2020 1:29:00 PM
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Chicago, IL – Today, the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab released the preliminary results of a multi-year evaluation of the Choose to Change (C2C) program. Choose to Change: Your Mind, Your Game (C2C) — co-developed and implemented by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. and Children’s Home & Aid — combines intensive wraparound and mentoring services that focus on addressing each young person’s specific needs, with trauma-informed cognitive beha...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board Meets Youth Justice Reform Pioneers and Partners

  • 8/19/2019 10:32:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board of Directors members recently met policy pioneers and program partners whose work has advanced their alternative-to-youth-incarceration model and justice reform programs. The board members, several of whom are new to the organization, were gathered for a luncheon as part of a board meeting in Chicago, highlighted in this video.Later, the board met Chicago program participants and their YAP  Advocates who empower the youth to identify and realize the...
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These Chicago youth have a secret to success – even when impacted by crime, trauma or personal struggles

These Chicago youth have a secret to success – even when impacted by crime, trauma or personal struggles

  • 7/8/2019 12:10:00 PM
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Chicago, IL (July 5, 2019) – At their May meeting in Chicago, members of The Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board of Directors – many of them, recently appointed -- witnessed powerful testimonials from youth and the Advocates empowering them with tools to succeed. YAP serves as an alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement in more than 100 communities in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In Chicago and other cities, YAP also applies its model to work...
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Carnell Brown: A Good Reason for Chicagoans to Take ‘Strides for Peace’

Carnell Brown: A Good Reason for Chicagoans to Take ‘Strides for Peace’

  • 6/5/2019 12:17:00 PM
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Chicago, IL (June 5, 2019) -- As Chicagoans take to the streets Thursday, June 6, to race against gun violence in “Strides for Peace,” they should know that for each of the city’s gun violence tragedies, thanks to the organizations they are supporting, there are many more stories of hope. Carnell Brown’s journey is one of them. At age 20, Carnell said his life has not been easy. Five years ago, he got locked up for assault. But things are progressively getting better...
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