Prevention Partnership Company History
Promoting positive habits through education, prevention, and intervention.
Enabling individuals and communities to gain power to persevere.
The Prevention Partnership grew from an interagency collaboration involving three Chicago agencies - The Learning Network, Inc., Right Way Youth Center, and Person Education Development Education, an agency in St. Paul/Minneapolis. In 1984 the directors of these agencies formed The Partners in Prevention program, and in June 1987 incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) minority governed community-based prevention and health promotion agency.
The agency currently operates under the leadership of its Executive Director, a 9- member Board of Directors and a 8 Member Fund Development Board of Advisors (NB from 1995- through 2018 the agency had a 17 member Program Board of Advisors), six full-time employees, and over 20 independent consultants located throughout the country. In addition to projects funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the organization has received funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health, City of Chicago Department of Youth and Family Services, City of Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Public Schools, Community Economic Development Association (Head Start Programs), Advocate Health Care and the Chicago Foundation for Women.
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Provided training and technical assistance to Chicago Public Schools and Cook County South Suburban Communities in addressing alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, HIV/AIDS and other social and health related problems. Kimberly Fornero, Chief Bureau of Community Prevention for Illinois Department of Human Services summed up the effects of The Prevention Partnership, Inc. on these communities when she wrote, “The Prevention Partnership, Inc. has been a pioneer in the development, implementation and evaluation of services in our state, especially in our very high risk communities.”