Upcoming CYC Events

Shake & Stir


Join the Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) Auxiliary Board for music, dancing, James Bond-approved cocktails, local bites, and more! Proceeds support the children and families of Chicago Youth Centers. Buy tickets and learn more here.

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.

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Join CYC’s Race Team!

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The children of CYC are running their own race daily—living in communities with high rates of violence and poverty and low performing schools. For them, CYC is a beacon of hope and strength—helping children build the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to be successful from early childhood to college and a career.

CYC Race Team Members receive:

  • A guaranteed entry into the race of your choice (Bank of America Chicago Marathon or Shamrock Shuffle)
  • Training and nutrition tips.
  • Coordinated Fun Runs and events to connect with other CYC Race Team Members (optional)
  • Stories about CYC-Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center kids.
  • Race day running gear!

To learn more about the upcoming races and download your application visit our Race Team web page.

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