Education Support Initiative

ESI

Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) believes our kids deserve a safe and level playing field, so we work hard to deliver the best resources to our children, teens and their families. Our Education Support Initiative serves K-12 students who are Department of Children and Family Services wards of the state living in Grand Boulevard and South Shore. This program combines intensive outreach to teen wards and their caregivers with programming at CYC-Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center and CYC-Elliott Donnelley Youth Center.

The outreach component is designed to stabilize placements by providing support to foster parents, mentoring to youth, crisis counseling and referrals to needed resources and services. A family-centered approach ensures that youth and foster parents receive the support necessary for a stable home life. The CYC programming framework incorporates the building of developmental assets (life skills education, parent involvement, service learning, etc.) and focuses on improving academic performance.

Support CYC’s Education Support Initiative

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 Scott Merrow, Senior Vice President of Program Development and Operations at scott.merrow@chicagoyouthcenters.org.

The mission of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) is to empower children and teens to recognize and experience their possibility and promise.

Events

Chicago Youth Centers’ Second Annual Shake & Stir

Chicago Youth Centers’ Second Annual Shake & Stir

Chicago Youth Centers and the CYC Auxiliary Board invite you to an evening of music, dancing, James Bond-approved cocktails, local bites, and more! Join us for the second annual Shake & Stir on March 10, 2017.

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Dec 9, 2016 Ξ

Believe in Kids Dinner

2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner

2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner

Join us on Thursday, May 18, for a memorable evening at the Standard Club to celebrate and honor the CYC students, alumni, families, staff, and supporters who go above and beyond to make a powerful difference within our communities.

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