Giving Tuesday



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    "I'm proud to be CYC because I feel respected and loved here." -Flavio, CYC-Fellowship House, Bridgeport
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    "I am proud to be CYC because at CYC, we are serious about school." -Diante, CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center, North Lawndale 
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    "I'm proud to be CYC because CYC is love." -Jaliah, CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center, North Lawndale
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    "We're proud to be CYC because at CYC, we are makers!"-STEAM Club at CYC-Rebecca K. Crown, South Shore
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    "I am proud to be CYC because every day that I come to work I am inspired to do more--say more kind things, uplift more kids, and learn something new each day from our children and families. Our kids are amazing and they deserve so much more than this world has given them so far. They make me proud." -Christy Beighe-Byrne, Director of Programs & Operations, CYC-Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center, South Shore
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    "We're proud to be CYC because it gives children an outlet to explore their interests" -Hisen and Aisha, CYC-Elliott Donnelley Youth Center, Bronzeville
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    "I'm proud to be CYC because we help children become successful in life." -Ms. Bertha, CYC-Fellowship House, Bridgeport

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Chicago Youth Centers is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. We’re joining with nonprofits across Illinois for #ILGive (pronounced I’ll give) to support Illinois communities. Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, all donations raised on #GivingTuesday will be matched (up to $10,000 per donation), doubling our impact! Help us reach our goal of raising $3,000 in one day to support our critical programs that put youth on a path toward success. Read more about our children’s achievements in 2016 here.

Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Say “#ILGive” and donate on #GivingTuesday to double your investment in our children, families, and communities.
  2. Invite others to give! Share the link to this page and let others know why you are proud to give to CYC by posting on social media using the hashtags #proudtobeCYC and #GivingTuesday. Download the #proudtobeCYC sign, add your name, and take an #unselfie to help promote CYC.
  3. Follow CYC on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up to date with our #GivingTuesday progress!

Thank you for making a difference!





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

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