Who We Are

WhoAreWe The Community Violence Prevention Collaborative is an administrative and programmatic initiative in the communities of Kenwood, Grand Boulevard, and Oakland created to eliminate street violence and mitigate its affects on youth.

    What We Do

    WhatWeDoOur youth-focused community engagement initiative, Chi Anti Vi, will create a space for dialogue between the various sectors of the community – youth, parents, professionals, business owners, seniors, and community & faith based organizations. read more

      Our Strategy

      OurStrategyChi Anti Vi takes an asset based public health approach to violence prevention. At the heart of our approach are mechanisms to strengthen the social fabric of our communities by facilitating community conversations, connecting residents, and supporting collaboration.  read more

        Rebuilding Community – Youth & Safety
        $25 = 2 hours of violence reduction education.

        How you can help
        Anthony, a high school senior, has witnessed violence first hand and worries about how violence will effect him and his younger brother on a daily basis . He understands the dangers of gangs and has learned to navigate the streets of Chicago. Just 2 hours of Chi Anti-Vi youth program provides a platform for Anthony to speak out against violence and influence his peers to make better choices.

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        The Community Violence Prevention Collaborative is an administrative and programmatic initiative in the communities of Kenwood, Grand Boulevard, and Oakland created to reduce street violence and mitigate its affects on youth.

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        We are just getting started, and we have a long road ahead of us. One of the ways we will know if our efforts are working is to hear from you. So please, attend one of the community meetings, join our mailing list so we can keep you informed as we grow our hub of resources, and share your concerns and needs with us.

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        Last year, as a part of the New Citizens Initiative, we engaged a group of youth that came together to conduct research that addresses the violence in Chicago today. After brainstorming, the group recognized that the violence they wanted to address involved gangs within Chicago’s neighborhoods. With a focus on how a person’s experiences and relationships with gangs lead that person to use violence themselves, they conducted surveys and interviews.

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