Humboldt Park – Centro Nuestro and George E. Taylor Child Development Center

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Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park became part of Chicago in 1869 as a prairie landscape retreat from the city’s growing concrete backdrop. Humboldt Park, was designed by the father of modern landscaping, architect Jens Jenson, and outlined by Chicago’s trademark boulevard system. The area soon welcomed a community richly diversified with Italians, Scandinavians, Jews, Germans, Dutch and Ukrainians. This diversity was seed to creative inspiration for the canonical works of the Marx Brothers, L. Frank Baum (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author) and Saul Bellow (notable Chicago author). Humboldt Park has also been featured in films, The Horn Blows at Midnight and Nothing Like the Holidays. Today, the community is still diverse and includes a rich and socially conscious Puerto Rican population. It is home to acclaimed public art, including street-lining murals, and the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.

CYC – Centro Nuestro and CYC – George E. Taylor Child Development Center

Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) Centro Nuestro was the first CYC center created specifically to address the needs of the Latino community, opening with a tutoring program in a church in Humboldt Park in 1979. Now for more than 35 years, it has served as many as 130 children a year. Centro Nuestro and George E. Taylor Child Development Center offer the following age-specific programs:

Early Childhood Education

CYC – Centro Nuestro
3222 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 489-3157

Tawanna Mathis-Akinremi
Child Care Director

CYC – George E. Taylor Child Development Center
3232 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL  60651
(773) 489-3157

Jocelyn Quinones
Child Care Director
jocelyn.quinones@chicagoyouthcenters.org

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

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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!

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