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.
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:
CYC – Elliott Donnelley Youth Center
3947 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653