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The Adler School Announces Foundation Grants for HIA Practice, Community Health Projects through its Institutes 01.10.13
The Adler School Announces Foundation Grants for HIA Practice, Community Health Projects through its Institutes

The Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) and the Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) at the Adler School of Professional Psychology have each received new grant funding for projects ranging from mental health impact assessment in a vulnerable Chicago community, to evaluating a Midwest city’s new approach to reducing recidivism.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the ISE a $150,000 grant to continue its work on Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA) in Chicago’s Englewood community. The funding enables the ISE to monitor community impact of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent revision to federal policy guidance on the use of arrest records in employment decisions. The grant is the ISE’s second award from the Kellogg Foundation for its work with MHIA.

The New York-based Langeloth Foundation has awarded the ISE a $10,000 grant to host a symposium to assist the Foundation in developing a new national funding program to address community violence.

The ISE will also receive $4,000 from the National Network of Public Health Institutes. The ISE will work with the Illinois Public Health Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to co-convene a regional “Healthy Communities” summit this spring focused on fostering the connections between community development and public health.

In addition to these grants, IPSSJ has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Field Foundation for the Adler School’s work with youth violence prevention. Through the program, the School and its Art Therapy faculty and students collaborate with community partners to support at-risk young men through art, education, and advocacy.

Working with the City of Racine, Wisconsin, and Racine Vocational Ministry, IPSSJ has also been awarded $25,000 through a U.S. Department of Justice grant to serve as the external evaluator for a project monitoring outcomes and assessing barriers to successful re-entry for ex-offenders in the city of Racine. It is the second grant from the Justice Department to support the project with ex-offenders in Racine.

About the Adler School

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. The School’s mission is to train socially responsible graduates who continue the visionary work of Alfred Adler throughout the world. The Adler School offers graduate-level programs enrolling more than 1,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online.


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