Volunteer

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Interested in volunteering with Chicago Youth Centers?

We have a number of opportunities available to fit a variety of interests, whether for an individual or group. Past activities have included, helping with after-school programming, tutoring and homework assistance, running an arts/crafts activity, assisting teens with writing college essays and ACT preparation, painting a classroom, building a garden, etc.

Center-Based Volunteering

This is a great option for volunteers interested in committing to a recurring volunteering shift for a specified duration of time in our after-school programs (2:30 – 8 p.m., Monday – Friday). Center-based volunteer opportunities include: tutoring, co-facilitating a group, recreational activities, career and college-readiness activities, or just helping out wherever you are needed.

21st Community Learning Center Volunteering

These volunteers provide educational and social support at our 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Tutors and Homework Assistants are needed to help youth in grades K-12 in various subject areas after school, Monday – Thursday, from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. CYC is also always looking for volunteers with special talents or skills.  Locations vary, but may include: South Loop, Bridgeport, Back of the Yards, Auburn/Gresham, North Lawndale, Bronzeville, and South Shore.

For individual volunteer opportunities, please contact CYC Volunteer Services at volunteer@chicagoyouthcenters.org.

If you are interested in scheduling an event for a group, please contact Vakarie Christian at vakarie.christian@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