The Stories You Don’t Hear

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    Read Alania's Story: Excelling at Science
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    Read the Sunshine Garden Club's Story: A Trip to DC to Accept the President's Environmental Youth Award
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    Read a Tale of Two Summers: How CYC's Summer Enrichment Program Makes an Impact
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    Read Our Alumni's Stories: CYC's Largest College Graduating Class
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    Read about CYC's Arts & Innovation Program: Putting the A in STEAM
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    Read Cheyenne's Story: A College Graduate with Big Plans to Give Back to his Community
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We often hear about the terrible violence and persistent poverty facing Chicago. This news can make us lose hope and forget that there are other stories within our city—stories of tenacity, persistence, and courage. Though these stories often go untold, these are the stories that you make possible, through your support of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC). Read the success stories you made possible this year, and please consider making a gift to the CYC Annual Fund today to help us write tomorrow's stories of hope. More >>

 

Impact Stories

Nov 21, 2016 Ξ

Thank You, Dixie Adams, CYC Board Chair 2014-2016

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Thank You, Dixie Adams, CYC Board Chair 2014-2016

Most of us know Shakespeare’s phrase about greatness: “Some are born great; some achieve greatness; and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Many of us also are lucky enough to  Full Article »

CYC Outcomes

Nov 11, 2016 Ξ

2015-2016 CYC Annual Report: Above & Beyond

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2015-2016 CYC Annual Report: Above & Beyond

We are proud to present the 2015-2016 Annual Report: Above & Beyond. This report highlights CYC’s transformative programs that help our children go above the standard and beyond the expected,  Full Article »

News

Nov 3, 2016 Ξ

Chicago Youth Centers Dedicates Center to Co-Founder Sidney Epstein

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Chicago Youth Centers Dedicates Center to Co-Founder Sidney Epstein

  On November 3, Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) dedicated the CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center (formerly the CYC-ABC Polk Bros. Youth Center) to commemorate the life and legacy of CYC’s co-founder,  Full Article »

Board Member Spotlight

Nov 18, 2016 Ξ

Introducing New Board Member: Matty de Castro

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CYC’s Board of Directors grew to include four new members this spring. We are excited to introduce Matty de Castro, Anne Doherty, Laurie Lawton, Katie Swick, and Tom Vander Veen. They have already brought  Full Article »

The mission of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) is to empower children and teens to recognize and experience their possibility and promise.

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Chicago Youth Centers is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. We’re joining with nonprofits across Illinois for #ILGive (pronounced I’ll give) to support  Full Article »

Nov 11, 2016 Ξ

Support CYC

Join Our Monthly Giving Community

Join Our Monthly Giving Community

Sustain our programs with a monthly gift to CYC! Making an automatic, monthly gift is an easy and efficient way to support CYC. Our monthly givers provide the critical funds that help us best serve our children, families, and communities.

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