For 57 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in seven communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement. Our centers are characterized by passionate and committed staff and serve as learning centers for our kids, community resources, and safe spaces.
Early Childhood Education - (ages 3-5) 900+ children served annually
School-Age Child Development - (ages 6-12) 1,200+ served annually
Teen Leadership Development & Intervention - (ages 13-19) 570+ served annually
Intervention – (ages 7-18) 637+ served annually
Camp Rosenthal - (ages 7-15) 390+ served annually
We are careful stewards of the dollars you invest in our work. We are very proud that more than 85% of every dollar raised goes directly to support of our programs.
The theme for this year’s Believe in Kids Dinner is Empowering Generations. The Honorary Chairs are Prue and Frank Beidler and Jay Beidler and his wife Deborah Witzburg. The Beidler Family represents two generations of one family dedicated to Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), and service to this community. Our dinner is the centerpiece of CYC’s fundraising events.
Held on Wednesday, April 23rd in the ballroom of the Standard Club, the evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception and the program and dinner at 7:00 p.m. This year’s program will feature Wes Moore as the keynote speaker. Mr. Moore is the critically acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. For more information about the dinner or to become a sponsor, please contact Vakarie Christian,Vakarie.firstname.lastname@example.org, or 312-913-1700 Ext. 424 If you cannot attend the event but would like to show your support, click here to make a donation to CYC.
The event features a Silent Auction. The auction will include vacations, sporting packages and more. It will also feature a unique opportunity to directly support our Program Wish List that includes: sending kids to camp, providing program supplies and helping to support the greatest needs of our kids and centers.