Bronzeville – Elliott Donnelley Youth Center



Bronzeville is one of the most significant neighborhoods in the development of 20th-Century urban America. By 1920, Chicago was one of the top destinations of African-Americans leaving the South in search of a better life and job opportunities and Bronzeville became home to many of these Southerners. The neighborhood was known as the Black Metropolis and mingled with prominent historical figures, including Ida B. Wells, Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls and Louis Armstrong. Today, it is a thriving and proud community and home to the DuSable Museum of African American History.

CYC – Elliott Donnelley Youth Center

One of the original three centers to form Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) in 1956, CYC – Elliott Donnelley Youth Center offers well-trained youth-development specialists who give individual attention to nearly 700 children and teens each year to help them with academic achievement and social and life skills development. Special features of this center are the ITW College and Career Readiness Center, the Art Park recreation area, the Lou Jones Fitness Park, and the Zuccarini Family Library. The center offers the following age-specific programs:

School-Age Child Development

Teen Leadership Development

Summer Fun

CYC – Elliott Donnelley Youth Center
3947 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 268-3815

Yvette Goodrich
Center Director

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