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Chicago YAP Choose to Change (C2C) Participants Sit Down with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

Chicago YAP Choose to Change (C2C) Participants Sit Down with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

  • 4/25/2019 12:05:00 PM
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Chicago, IL (April 25, 2019) -- Last week, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sat down with a small group of past participants in Choose to Change (C2C), a program that has shown promise in helping to reduce crime in Chicago. C2C began in 2015, combining Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s intensive neighborhood-based Advocate mentorship and Children’s Home & Aid’s trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy with the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s rigorous eva...
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YAP Represents Hope as Big City Mayors Offer Solutions to Chicago’s Gun Violence

YAP Represents Hope as Big City Mayors Offer Solutions to Chicago’s Gun Violence

  • 2/15/2019 9:23:00 AM
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Eighteen-year-old Heaven and Erika Jackson, her Chicago Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate-mentor, are proof that solutions to gun violence exist. Their faces and voices are among those in the opening video at a Feb. 15 Chicago public forum called, Cities Striving for Peace: What Chicago Can Learn from Five Big-City Mayors who Successfully Lowered Gun Violence.The event is hosted by Chicago CRED & InVEST Campaign. Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Destiny) was created in 2016 by...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Positioned to Serve as Alternative to Lock-Up for  Youth Released from New York’s Adult Prisons

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Positioned to Serve as Alternative to Lock-Up for Youth Released from New York’s Adult Prisons

  • 12/5/2018 10:07:00 AM
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New York (Dec. 5, 2018) – At age 37, Anton Cannatella speaks of a former Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. participant as he would a younger brother, nephew or even son. The young man, now 18, is one of many youth Cannatella has worked with since 2013 in his role as a YAP mentor-advocate in the Bronx."When I met him, he had just turned 16 and was referred to our program because of a robbery charge. His YAP enrollment ended almost a year ago and he hasn't been in any trouble for ...
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Chicago Sports Franchises Continue Alliance for Second Year to Address Violence

Chicago Sports Franchises Continue Alliance for Second Year to Address Violence

  • 11/16/2018 2:56:00 PM
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YAP is one of the organizations that the Chicago Sports Alliance invests in through the Choose 2 Change program.  Pictured are YAP’s Chris Sutton, Choose 2 Change Director, along with Regional VP David Williams at today's press conference.For more information, read the press release and this article from the Chicago Tribune.
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