(Courtesy of BUILD Chicago)

Community organizations are on a mission to empower Chicago’s youth through anti-violence programs in neighborhoods across the city.

Outreach worker training with the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago (Credit: Metropolitan Peace Initiatives)

Communities Partnering 4 Peace led by the Metropolitan Peace Initiatives is one of many violence prevention efforts across the city working to address the sharp increase in gun violence that Chicago, along with other major cities, experienced during the pandemic.