South Shore – Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center

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South Shore

Lining Chicago’s southern coast of Lake Michigan, the South Shore neighborhood is home to cultural landmarks and historical figures. Named South Shore in 1920, the area, although part of Chicago, was positioned as a suburb with large property and lots of lush landscaping. Streets are lined with architecturally significant representations of 19th-Century American Four-Square, Colonial Revival and Renaissance Revival homes as well as 20th-Century Prairie-style designs. The neighborhood is also home to the South Shore Cultural Center, a 1909 Mediterranean Revival style landmark listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Most notably, South Shore is the birthplace to First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as Kanye West, Larry Ellison and James D. Watson.

CYC – Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center

In 1977, at the request of the Young Men’s Jewish Council, the Chicago Youth Centers’ (CYC) Board negotiated a merger to rescue another struggling agency—the South Shore Community Center. The center originated in 1954 and boasted a gymnasium, locker and shower rooms, kitchen, woodwork shop, arts and crafts room, games room, radio-electricity shop and photography room. Today, the center is named in honor of a Crown Family member. CYC – Rebecca K. Crown in South Shore offers well-trained youth-development specialists giving individual attention to children and teens to help them with academic achievement and social and life skills development. Each year, the center serves more than 500 children and teens. The center’s goal is to give members the tools, support and guidance they need to reach their full potential through the following age-specific programs:

Early Childhood Education

School-Age Child Development

Teen Leadership Development

Summer Fun

CYC – Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center
7601 S. Phillips Avenue
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 731-0444

Christy Beighe-Byrne
Director of Programs & Operations – Pilot Center
christy.beighe-byrne@chicagoyouthcenters.org

Tamela White
Child Care Director
tamela.white@chicagoyouthcenters.org

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

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

Featured Sponsor

Shake & Stir Presenting Sponsor: GTCR

Shake & Stir Presenting Sponsor: GTCR

Thank you to CYC Shake & Stir Presenting Sponsor GTCR logo553  

Mar 15, 2017 Ξ

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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