Welcome to Ingersoll Chooses!

Local NStat Winning Project:

Safety and Justice | Reduce Gun Violence

The Ingersoll community voted to invest $30,000 in projects designed to increase community-based support to prevent incidents of gun violence. In 2022, Ingersoll residents will partner with local organizations and city agencies to design and implement safety interventions, including:

  • Training on peacemaking practices and restorative justice,
  • Intergenerational healing events, and
  • Providing access to therapeutic services.

All Project Proposals

Project 1: Physical Space | Improve Unsafe Conditions

This project focuses on making rapid improvements to unsafe conditions. The team will focus on co-designing quick improvements to construction areas; doing safety walkthroughs; leading campaigns to address chronic repair backlogs and to influence policy; and holding awareness campaigns for facility issues, and more.

Project 2: Economic Stability | Education & Job Training Programs

This project aims to connect education and job training to long-term, stable careers through on-site college fairs, youth mentorship, career coaching, subsidized apprenticeship programs, and events offering funding opportunities for education & entrepreneurial start-ups.

Project 3: Health and Well-being | Holistic Health Training

This project seeks to train and support local resident leaders and community based organizations in providing culturally competent wellness & healing services like mental health first aid training that centers racial equity and coping skills, access to resource guides, and small group “safe place” meetings to promote trust, sharing, and healing.

Project 5: Youth Development | Youth Designed Projects

This project will co-create programming by youth for youth. Possibilities may include: arts & entrepreneurship programs; mentorships that address trauma, healing circles, or peer-to-peer support groups; life skills training from financial management to healthy relationships; and expanded networks to help youth access a wider range of opportunities.