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YAP Regional Director Participates in Discussion on Disproportionate Minority Contact In Chicago Public Schools

YAP Regional Director Participates in Discussion on Disproportionate Minority Contact In Chicago Public Schools

  • 12/7/2015 9:40:00 AM
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Today, Dave Williams, YAP's Regional Director in Chicago, will be partcipating in a forum on school discipline reform and racial equity.  The event titled "Pushed Out, Arrested, Locked Up: Addressing Racial Inequalities in School Discipline" is sponsored by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC).The JJC reports that "there were 3,020 arrests inside Chicago Public Schools in 2014.  Of those arrests, 2335 were African Americans.  Put another way - for every 100 students there were 27 black...
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Children's Home + Aid and YAP Win Chicago Design Competition

Children's Home + Aid and YAP Win Chicago Design Competition

  • 6/4/2015 7:16:00 AM
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Chicago's struggling Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods have been home to the Chicago Youth Advocate Program for many years. Gang activity, violence, poverty and traumatic stress are among the many challenges facing the area's youth.  Last February, Minette Bauer, YAP Deputy CEO, and the YAP team began work with the Children's Home + Aid (CH+A) to develop an innovative new program combining the services of both agencies. Their letter of inquiry to the Chicago Design Competition was one o...
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YAP Director Speaks About Chicago Danger Zones

  • 11/13/2014 7:33:00 AM
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YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates discusses violence in Chicago and the immense challenges and restrictions it places on the city's children in this feature by NBC Chicago.    
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Chicago YAP Program Director Steven Gates featured on NPR Morning Edition

Chicago YAP Program Director Steven Gates featured on NPR Morning Edition

  • 9/2/2014 2:55:00 AM
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When Chicago Program Director Steve Gates speaks, listeners learn the true meaning of YAP's motto: strengthening communities, one biography at a time.Steve chooses to live in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood where he grew up, an area still plagued by crime and violence. "Maybe you can't be Barack Obama or maybe you won't be an astronaut, but you can go to college and you can help some kids. You can do what I do," Steve said in an NPR interview. Steve's descriptions of the people who live in and a...
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