Posts byZachary Woznak

Homeless Coalition Partners with Law Firm, United Air for New 'Handbook' to Navigate Difficulties

At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, Chicago Public Schools identified 22,144 homeless students. The total marked an 18.6 percent jump from the previous year and won’t make getting proper assistance to homeless teens any easier. Now, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is partnering with other local groups to try to get necessary
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Study Shows Inadequate Child Welfare Blamed on Barriers to Secure Funding

Government child welfare agencies cannot solve the issue of child wellbeing on their own, argues a new study released by the Center for the Study of Social Policy. One of the main obstacles, according to CSSP senior associate and report co-author Megan Martin, is money. “It’s very difficult to do this work because of the
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Q&A: Program Seeks to Combat Youth Stress and Control Aggression

Are violence prevention programs are ignoring some of the biggest influences of teen behavior? Leonard Jason Professors LaVome Robinson and Leonard Jason, psychology professors at DePaul University, are launching a program for Chicago ninth graders to combat stress and control aggression. Funded by the National Institute for Health and partnered with Chicago Public Schools and the
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How to Arrest Violence Among Youth? Theories, and Practices, Are Mixed

Look past gun control debates and headlines tallying murders in Chicago, and the issue of teen violence prevention looms large. The cause for the violence – be it gang involvement, school dropouts, drug dealing or poverty that feeds it all – is hard to pinpoint. And theories on how to tackle violent behavior, whether through
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'We Charge Genocide' Seeks End to Police Brutality

As videos, tweets and stories emerge from demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. in the wake of the killing of an unarmed black teenager by police, Mariame Kaba hasn’t bought into the media firestorm. “They could write a friggin’ story on this a day,” said Kaba, a member of the police-violence grassroots organization We Charge Genocide. “People
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'Make/Art/Space' Seeks to Change Controversial Illinois Abortion Law through Art

Scattered in the yard next to the Jane Addams Hull House, near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, are dozens of shoes smattered in yellow and black paint. Ranging from high heels, to flips flops, to sneakers, the shoes advertise words and brief sayings: “My voice,” “Stop PNA,” “My baby, my body.” The shoes
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