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 >>

Event Recap

CYC in the NEWS

Thank you NBC Chicago for helping us make a difference in our communities! We are so proud to be featured as an NBC 21st Century Solutions grant recipient!

Impact Stories

Nov 21, 2016 Ξ

In the Maker Movement, CYC is Moving on Up!

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In the Maker Movement, CYC is Moving on Up!

The CYC STEAM Team after their presentation on the Make: Education Stage, October 1, 2016 3-D printed drones flying overhead. Synth music blasting from hand-made instruments. Giant red robots walking  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 »

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

Believe in Kids Dinner

2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner- Thank you!

2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner- Thank you!

Thanks to you, the 2017 Believe in Kids Dinner: Above & Beyond on May 18 raised more than $470,000 net to support Chicago Youth Centers' (CYC) programs that empower CYC children to go above and beyond!

Jan 23, 2017 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.

Nov 15, 2016 Ξ