Empowering Generations

Past Events

  • Believe In Kids Dinner

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    This year’s Believe in Kids Dinner featured Honorary Chairs are Prue and Frank Beidler, Jay Beidler and his wife Deborah Witzburg. Guests also heard from keynote speaker, Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. Learn More

    May 10, 2014 Ξ
  • Unlock Chicago’s Potential

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    More than 125 guests joined CYC's Auxiliary Board for their annual summer soiree at the Floating World Gallery. Learn More

    May 9, 2014 Ξ


  • Travelers Safari Adventure Day: A “Roaring” Good Time

    On Wednesday, July 23, Travelers Insurance's New to Industry Team partnered with Chicago Youth Centers on a carnival event for more than 150 children ages 3-5. Held at CYC's Elliott Donnelley Youth Center in Bronzeville, our Head Start children were led through ten safari-themed stations with help from more than 40 volunteers. LEARN MORE

    Jul 31, 2014 Ξ

Our Mission

Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in underserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential.

Caring for Our Communities

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.

Our Programs

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

Your Dollars at Work

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.


20 CYC Youth Head to College!

20 CYC Youth Head to College!

Congratulations to the 20 CYC-ABC Polk Bros. Youth Center members who are heading off to college this fall! We are so proud of you and wish you the best!

Aug 20, 2014 Ξ

Featured Sponsors

Thank you for Chipping in for Chicago Youth!

Golf Outing Logo

CYC gratefully acknowledges and thanks our 22nd annual Chicago Youth Centers Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing Sponsors


Title Sponsor


Stainless Steel Sponsors


Marmon Group

Stephen M. & Carol Slavin

Aluminum Sponsors

Patrick Hardiman


Hole Sponsors

Phil & Cindy Doherty
Judy Macior

Prescient Solutions
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Media Release

Jun 12, 2014 Ξ