Budget Shortfall Could Shutter One Of Chicago’s Largest Anti-Violence Programs

READI Day of Solidarity
In June, 2020, ‘READI Chicago’, an anti-gun violence initiative of the anti-poverty NGO Heartland Alliance, had staff, participants, and partners from across Chicago gather in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood for a ‘Day of Solidarity’ to amplify voices most impacted by the Chicago 2020 Riots and COVID-19. Heartland Alliance / Facebook
READI Day of Solidarity
In June, 2020, ‘READI Chicago’, an anti-gun violence initiative of the anti-poverty NGO Heartland Alliance, had staff, participants, and partners from across Chicago gather in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood for a ‘Day of Solidarity’ to amplify voices most impacted by the Chicago 2020 Riots and COVID-19. Heartland Alliance / Facebook

Budget Shortfall Could Shutter One Of Chicago’s Largest Anti-Violence Programs

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Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI Chicago, could shut down due to a $5 million funding loss this year.

Reset talks with the program’s director about his push for public funding and what its absence could mean for violence prevention efforts in Chicago.

GUEST: Eddie Bocanegra, senior director at Rapid Employment and Development Initiative (READI Chicago)