21st Century Community Learning Centers


Research shows that children and teens who attend 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs regularly are more likely to improve their grades, test scores and overall academic behavior. Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) understands the impact of these programs on creating positive outcomes and provides 21st CCLC programming at six elementary schools and one middle/high school.

The 21st CCLC program provides the academic enrichment opportunities to help students in underperforming schools meet state and local performance standards. The program also offers a variety of services to students and their families, including lessons, counseling, art, music and recreation classes, technology education and character education. CYC’s staff knows that strong after-school programs are key to helping children engage in learning beyond the school day and that the addition of positive out-of-school-time experiences such as those found in 21st CLCC can help to increase academic confidence and success.

Support CYC’s 21st Century Learning Programs
Offer your support to CYC so we can continue to serve the communities currently under our umbrella and expand our reach. To make a gift, contact Kate Tillotson, Senior Director of Development and Communications, at kate.tillotson@chicagoyouthcenters.org or (312) 913-1700 x440.
Or click here to make your donation now.

For more information, please contact Latasha Battie, Program Director at latasha.battie@chicagoyouthcenters.org.

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

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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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