About CVPP

Community Violence Prevention Program components work to reduce deviant behaviors associated with risk factors, strengthen social skills, and increase parent leadership within the communities.

Governor Pat Quinn budgeted $15 million in grants to support these efforts in 24 communities. CVPP funding supports programs that:

  • Reduce risk factors and promote protective factors associated with violence through provision of traditional employment for community youth, adults, and professionals.
  • Provide community-based services for youth and young adults including mentoring, and social, emotional, and job skill development.
  • Build parent leadership within neighborhoods to create a foundation for stronger, healthier families and communities.

CVPP MEETINGS

Steering Committee

03/13/14  Agenda »

05/08/14 - CANCELLED

07/10/14

Parent Program Workgroup

03/18/14  Agenda »

04/15/14  Agenda »

05/20/14 - CANCELLED

06/17/14

07/15/14

08/19/14

YEP Workgroup

03/27/14  Agenda »

04/24/14  Agenda »

05/22/14

06/26/14

07/24/14

Reentry Workgroup

03/06/14  Agenda »

03/17/14  Agenda »

03/20/14  Agenda »

03/24/14  Agenda »  Minutes »

04/24/14  Agenda »  Minutes »

05/19/14  Agenda »

06/23/14

07/28/14

08/25/14

Communities

The Governor’s Community Violence Prevention Program is a collaborative effort between the state and lead community agencies responsible for managing the initiative in their communities. Lead agencies partner with other community organizations to implement the program components that best suit the needs of their communities.

Participating agencies include:

Albany Park
Albany Park Community Center
1945 West Wilson Street 3rd Floor Chicago, Ill 60640
Contact: Rev. Rodney C. Walker - CVPP Director
E-mail: rwalker@apcc-chgo.org
Phone: 773-433-3270
Fax: 773-583-5062
www.apcc-chgo.org
Auburn Gresham
Catholic Bishop of Chicago – St. Sabina
1210 W 78th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60620
Contact: Lisa Ramsey
E-mail: lramsey@ercsabina.org
Phone: 773-483-4333
Fax: 773-483-9538
www.saintsabina.org
Austin
PLCCA
411 Madison St.
Maywood, IL 60153
Contact: Vickie Rivkin
E-mail: vrivkin@plcca.org
Phone: 708-450-3500
Fax: 708-236-5186
plcca.homestead.com/
Belmont Cragin
Fellowship Connection
2435 W. Division
Chicago IL. 60622
Contact: Rosalinda Rodriguez
E-mail: rrodriguez@fellowshipconnect.org
Phone: 773-772-1141 ext. 107
Fax: 773-772-5933
www.fellowshipconnect.org
Bloom Township
Southland Healthcare Forum
600 Holiday Plaza Dr.
Suite #200
Matteson, IL 60443
Contact:  Peter C. Nicholson
E-mail: peternnri@gmail.com
Phone: 708-856-8128
Fax: 708-898-0925
www.southlandhealthcareforum.org
Bremen Township
Healthcare Consortium of Illinois
1350 E. Sibley Blvd, Ste. 303
Dolton, Il 60419
Contact: Jaclin Davis
E-mail: jdavis@hcionline.org
Phone: 708-201-3078
Fax: 708-841-2754
www.hcionline.org
Brighton Park
Pilsen Wellness Center
2319 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Paul Naranjo
E-mail: pnaranjo@pilsenmh.org
Phone: 773.579.0832 Ext. 252
Fax: 773.579.0762
www.pilsenwellnesscenter.org

Chatham
Catholic Bishop of Chicago-St.Sabina
1210 W 78th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60620
Contact: Lisa Ramsey
E-mail: lramsey@ercsabina.org
Phone: 773-483-4333
Fax: 773-483-9538
www.saintsabina.org

Community Assistance Programs
11715 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60628
Contact: Cynthia Alexis
Calexis@capsinc.org   
Phone: 773-468-1993
Fax: 773-468-1983
www.capsinc.org

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
1159 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Contact: Aurora Cruz
E-mail: acruz@gagdc.org
Phone: 7734833696
Fax: 7734833692
www.gagdc.org

Chicago Lawn
Good City
5049 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60644
Contact: Amy Sparling
E-mail: asparling@goodcitychicago.org
Phone: 773-473-4790
Fax: 773-378-8928
www.goodcitychicago.org
Cicero
Corazon Community Services
5116 W 14th Street
Cicero, IL 60804
Contact: Esperanza Salgado
E-mail: esalgado@corazoncs.org
Phone: 708-656-1400
Fax: 708-656-1411
www.corazoncs.org

East Garfield Park
UCAN
3737 N. Mozart St
Chicago, IL 60618-6389
Contact: Michael Wilson
E-mail: Michael.Wilson@ucanchicago.org
Phone: 312-738-5926
Fax: 312-666-6978
www.ucanchicago.org

Re-entry:

The Peoples Community Development Corporation
3570 W. 5th Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
Contact: Mr. Keith Wyett
Phone: 312-257-5667

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
2622 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
Contact: Ms. Denise Harris
Phone: 773-826-3064

Parent Program:

The People's Community Development Program
3570 W. 5th Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
Contact: Mr. Keith Wyett
Phone: 312-257-5667

Mt. Ebenezer Baptist Church
3555 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60624
Contact: Ms. Laura Bass
Phone: 773-826-5733

Youth Employment Program:

Mt. Ebenezer Baptist Church
3555 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60624
Contact: Mr. Lajuan Whitfield
Phone: 773-609-9932

Knew Lift Solutions
Contact: Mr. Robert Belfort
Phone: 773-851-7021

Englewood
Children’s Home + Aid
5958 S. Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60636
Contact: Jimi Orange
E-mail: jorange@childrenshomeandaid.org
Phone: 773-918-8669
Fax: 773-778-2345
www.childrenshomeandaid.org
Gage Park
Good City
5049 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60644
Contact: Amy Sparling
E-mail: asparling@goodcitychicago.org
Phone: 773-473-4790
Fax: 773-378-8928
www.goodcitychicago.org
Grand Boulevard
Chicago Area Project
55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60604
Contact: Chris Harris
E-mail: pastorharris@brightstarcogic.com 
Phone: 312-588-3815
Fax: 312-663-5873
www.chicagoareaproject.org
Greater Grand Crossing
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
1159 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Contact: Aurora Cruz
E-mail: acruz@gagdc.org
Phone: 7734833696
Fax: 7734833692
www.gagdc.org
Hermosa
Fellowship Connection
2435 W. Division
Chicago IL. 60622
Contact: Rosalinda Rodriguez
E-mail: rrodriguez@fellowshipconnect.org
Phone: 773-772-1141 ext. 107
Fax: 773-772-5933
www.fellowshipconnect.org
Humboldt Park
Chicago Commons
3441 W. Chicago Ave. 2nd Flr.
Chicago, IL 60651
Contact: Valencia Myles
E-mail: mylesv@chicagocommons.org
Phone: 312-826-3215
Fax: 773-826-0771
www.chicagocomons.org
Little Village
Fellowship Connection
2435 W. Division
Chicago IL. 60622
Contact: Rosalinda Rodriguez
E-mail: rrodriguez@fellowshipconnect.org
Phone: 773-772-1141 ext. 107
Fax: 773-772-5933
www.fellowshipconnect.org
Logan Square
Alliance of Local Service Organizations
2401 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Contact: Susanna Stoll
E-mail: sstoll@also-chicago.org
Phone: 773-235-5705 x 19
www.also-chicago.org
Maywood
PLCCA
411 Madison St.
Maywood, IL 60153
Contact: Erika Anttila
E-mail: eanttila@plcca.org
Phone: 708-450-3500
Fax: 708-236-5186

Near West Side
Sinai Community Institute
2653 W Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Lorena Herrera
E-mail: lorena.herrera@sinai.org
Phone: 773-257-4880
Fax: 773-257-6365
www.sinaicommunityinstitute.org

UCAN
3737 N. Mozart St
Chicago, IL 60618-6389
Contact: Michael Wilson
E-mail: Michael.Wilson@ucanchicago.org
Phone: 312-738-5926
Fax: 312-666-6978
www.ucanchicago.org

Re-entry:

The Peoples Community Development Corporation
3570 W. 5th Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
Contact: Mr. Keith Wyett
Phone: 312-257-5667

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
2622 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
Contact: Ms. Denise Harris
Phone: 773-826-3064

Parent Program:

The People's Community Development Program
3570 W. 5th Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
Contact: Mr. Keith Wyett
Phone: 312-257-5667

Mt. Ebenezer Baptist Church
3555 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60624
Contact: Ms. Laura Bass
Phone: 773-826-5733

Youth Employment Program:

Mt. Ebenezer Baptist Church
3555 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60624
Contact: Mr. Lajuan Whitfield
Phone: 773-609-9932

Knew Lift Solutions
Contact: Mr. Robert Belfort
Phone: 773-851-7021

New City/Back of the Yards
Catholic Bishop of Chicago-St. Sabina
1210 W 78th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60620
Contact: Lisa Ramsey
E-mail: lramsey@ercsabina.org
Phone: 773-483-4333
Fax: 773-483-9538
www.saintsabina.org

Children's Home + Aid
5958 S. Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60636
Contact: Jimi Orange
E-mail: jorange@childrenshomeandaid.org
Phone: 773-918-8669
Fax: 773-778-2345
www.childrenshomeandaid.org

Good City
5049 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60644
Contact: Amy Sparling
E-mail: asparling@goodcitychicago.org
Phone: 773-473-4790
Fax: 773-378-8928
www.goodcitychicago.org

Pilsen Wellness Center
2319 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Paul Naranjo
E-mail: pnaranjo@pilsenmh.org
Phone: 773.579.0832 Ext. 252
Fax: 773.579.0762
www.pilsenwellnesscenter.org

North Lawndale
Sinai Community Institute
2653 W Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Lorena Herrera
E-mail: lorena.herrera@sinai.org
Phone: 773-257-4880
Fax: 773-257-6365
www.sinaicommunityinstitute.org
Pilsen
Fellowship Connection
2435 W. Division
Chicago IL. 60622
Contact: Rosalinda Rodriguez
E-mail: rrodriguez@fellowshipconnect.org
Phone: 773-772-1141 ext. 107
Fax: 773-772-5933
www.fellowshipconnect.org
Rich Township
Southland Health Care Forum
600 Holiday Plaza Dr.
Suite #200
Matteson, IL 60443
Contact:  Peter C. Nicholson
E-mail: peternnri@gmail.com
Phone: 708-856-8128
Fax: 708-898-0925
www.southlandhealthcareforum.org
Rogers Park
A Safe Haven Foundation
2750 West Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Rosa Flores
rflores@asafehaven.org
Phone: 773-262-1974 x108
Fax: 773-435-8415
www.asafehaven.org
Roseland
Community Assistance Programs
11715 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60628
Contact: Cynthia Alexis
Calexis@capsinc.org   
Phone: 773-468-1993
Fax: 773-468-1983
www.capsinc.org
South Chicago
Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc.
1809 E 71st Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60649
Contact: Talmadge D. Betts, Senior Program Officer
E-mail: talmadge@bufi.org
Phone: 773-324-0494
Fax: 773-324-6678
www.bufi.org
South Shore
Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc.
1809 E 71st Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60649
Contact: Talmadge D. Betts, Senior Program Officer
E-mail: : talmadge@bufi.org
Phone: : 773-324-0494
Fax: : 773-324-6678
www.bufi.org
Thornton Township
Healthcare Consortium of Illinois
1350 E. Sibley Blvd, Ste. 303
Dolton, Il 60419
Contact: Jaclin Davis
E-mail: jdavis@hcionline.org
Phone: 708-201-3078
Fax: 708-841-2754
www.hcionline.org
West Englewood
Good City
5049 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60644
Contact: Amy Sparling
E-mail: asparling@goodcitychicago.org
Phone: 773-473-4790
Fax: 773-378-8928
www.goodcitychicago.org
West Garfield Park
Chicago Area Project
55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60604
Contact: Sherelle Withers
E-mail: sherelleW@chicagoareaproject.org
Phone: 312.663.3574
Fax: 312-663-3574
www.chicagoareaproject.org
West Town
Alliance of Local Service Organizations
2401 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Contact: Susanna Stoll
E-mail: sstoll@also-chicago.org
Phone: 773-235-5705 x 19
www.also-chicago.org

Chicago Commons
3441 W. Chicago Ave. 2nd Flr.
Chicago, IL 60651
Contact: Valencia Myles
E-mail: mylesv@chicagocommons.org
Phone: 312-826-3215
Fax: 773-826-0771
www.chicagocomons.org

West Pullman
Community Assistance Programs
11715 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60628
Contact: Cynthia Alexis
Calexis@capsinc.org   
Phone: 773-468-1993
Fax: 773-468-1983
www.capsinc.org
Woodlawn
Woodlawn Children’s Promise
6020 S. Langley Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Contact: Nina Longino
E-mail: nlongino@woodlawnpromise.org
Phone: 773-535-6876
woodlawnpromise.org