Partner Organizations/Resources

In the Game‘s outreach is driven by partnerships with national and local organizations. These groups are dedicated to providing youth and their families with the support and resources they need so that access to a quality education is available to all.  These groups are also great resources (and the additional resources listed) for anyone interested in making a positive difference in the lives of young students. 

Partner Organizations


Brighton Park Neighborhood Council // community based organization serving Chicago’s Southwest side. BPNC’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, provide a voice for youth, and to protect immigrants’ rights.  BPNC is actively involved in engaging the community around Kelly High School to promote the film screenings and all the educational initiatives.

Chicago Public Library // supports all people in their enjoyment of reading and lifelong learning; strives to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs and other resources.   CPL will have a large public screening of IN THE GAME on October 5th at CPL, Harold Washington Library.

CPS – Office of College/Career Success // offers support for students K-12 to keep them engaged in school and on-track for success including attendance support, social and emotional skill building, after school programs, school counseling and post-secondary advising, and specialized academic programs such as STEM, Career & Technical Education, and Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment.  ITG is working with the office to set up screenings of the film citywide for students, parents, and college/career counselors.


CPS – Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) // proactively listens and responds to community concerns and enlists the participation of families and community stakeholders in dialogue pertaining to the quality of schools and improvement of educational choices for the children; reinforced by the outreach and coordination performed by FACE Managers within each network.  We hope to work with the district managers to set up citywide screenings for families and communities associated with the office.

Enlace (affiliate of NCLR) // dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the residents of the Little Village Community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.  Enlace is working with ITG to arrange screening/discussion programs in Little Village and Lawndale, especially at the major high school campus (Little Village/Lawndale/Farragut).

Generation All // citywide initiative that aims to unite communities and Chicago as a whole in creating a plan to ensure top-quality neighborhood public high schools that support students’ personal development and learning, both in and out of the classroom. Generation All’s initial work will center on a deep, collaborative one-year planning process informed by community dialogue.

Illinois Humanities Logo

Illinois Humanities // works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus areas of public policy, media and journalism, business and art. Using the humanities as tools to stimulate discussion, we create experiences across Illinois through programming events, and grant making to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter.

IYSA Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) // emphasizing education, IYSA’s purpose is to promote and conduct skill-based youth development programs in a safe environment that empower children, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, size, ability level, or economic status; members include over 95,000 players and coaches.  IYSA is sharing the film with their members through hosting a screening. Soccer for Success, IYSA’s free afterschool program, uses soccer as a tool for youth development. Coaches serve as mentors and stress the importance of excelling in school and living a healthy lifestyle, while promoting the values of teamwork, leadership, discipline and respect. The program is proven to deliver positive social outcomes for children in underserved communities and is designed to deter youth from engaging or re-engaging in delinquent behavior.

Additional Resources


After School Matters // is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities through Science, Sports, Tech, Words and the nationally recognized Gallery programs.  They provide these programs through a network of public and private partnerships that include Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Library, and community organizations throughout the city.


Chicago Foundation for Women (Young Women’s Leadership Council) // a grant-making organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area.


CPS – Chicago Higher Education Compact  // a collaboration dedicated to developing solutions to increase college enrollment, persistence and completion for CPS graduates, with the goal of increasing the college graduation rate for CPS students to 60 percent by 2025. Currently, only 14% of 9th graders at CPS earn a 4 yr college degree within 10 years of starting high school.


CPS – Sports Administration // provides all students, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity, opportunities to develop physically, mentally and emotionally in controlled, safe activities outside of the traditional classroom; oversees the athletics and sports programs; trains coaches to be mentors.


Chicago Scholars // We uniquely select, train, & mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college & become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and our city.


Embarc Chicago // is a three-year program that provides community-driven, experienced-based learning opportunities to low-income high school students to inspire and prepare them for college and career success.  Embarc’s goal is to drive student success with long-term social and cultural exposure. 

Girls in the Game Logo for CRT11

Girls in the Game // provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls; empowers more than 3,500 girls yearly to make healthier choices and develop the confidence and leadership skills they need to succeed on and off the field.


The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals.  For 30 years, HACE has served as a resource for Latinos in the workplace and a source of expertise and insight for corporations seeking to access them.  Programs and services include leadership programs with high school and college students;  job matching services; mentoring and coaching for students and professionals; advocacy on issues such as diversity and access to higher education.


Illinois Dream Fund // the fund seeks to create access to financial resources to further growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow; undocumented immigrants who are ineligible to apply for federal aid are eligible to apply.


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) // the office of Student Access and Diversity supports academic programs connected with STEM, connects with other local universities to address diversity, and assembles the audiences (including professors, staff, students and alumni) that resonate with  issues of diversity, gender, inclusion.


Illinois Student Assistance Commission // committed to helping make college more accessible and affordable for Illinois families via grant and scholarship administration, prepaid tuition programs, and online resources; also provides college access and outreach initiatives and provides direct assistance to students and families in navigating the college-going and financial aid process.

JA Chicago logo 2012 Margie

Junior Achievement of Chicago // is an educational nonprofit bringing financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs into classrooms from kindergarten through high school. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.


Latino Progresando // serves immigrants with high quality, low-cost legal immigration services, community education and engagement; supports advocacy/organizing around policy that affects immigrants.  Latino Progresando is working with IN THE GAME to coordinate screenings of the film to their community, and is spreading the word to their members.


Marshall Square Resource Network // part of Latino Progesando, a collaborative on Chicago’s southwest side that focuses on building the capacity of member agencies, creating integrated solutions and organizing for community change. Through monthly meetings, the MSRN leverages the expertise of both member agencies and guest presenters to understand the intersection of issues in the Marshall Square area, and increase the capacity of agency staff to address those issues.


Mikva Challenge // develops youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens and community leaders.  They do this by engaging youth in action civics, an authentic and transformative learning process built on youth voice and youth expertise.


National Council of LaRaza // the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.  To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective.


Network of Hispanic Leaders in Education at HACU – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities // representing more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain, home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).


Nuestro Futuro // a CCT initiative, goals are to involve more Latinos in philanthropy, and to support the organizations and programs improving the quality of life of Latinos in metropolitan Chicago. Through its grant making, Nuestro Futuro supports community-based early care and educational programs that help provide the foundation for the academic excellence of Latino children. Nuestro Futuro is an active supporter of the film and representatives are participating on panels during screenings of IN THE GAME.


Positive Coaching Alliance // a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.


SGA Youth and Family Services // SGA enables Chicago children, families and communities who face great challenges with few resources to see their potential and discover new paths to success. SGA provides a wide range of social services in some of Chicago’s most challenged and consistently under served communities, and creates long-term and community-wide change.


Women’s Sports Foundation // advances the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity through education and advocacy; provides scholarships and grants to aspiring athletes; funds groundbreaking research and public awareness campaigns.


YWCA – Evanston // dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all; over 230 associations across the country serves over two million people each year and offers programming in key areas such as racial justice, economic empowerment, domestic violence and violence against women.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s