Gary Comer Youth Center

The Gary Comer Youth Center offers positive extracurricular education in a welcoming and safe environment. Our mission is to provide the support for our students to graduate from high school prepared to pursue ...

Kuumba Lynx

Kuumba Lynx (KL) is an Arts Education & Youth Development Organization founded in 1996 by three women, J. Villegas, L. Garcia, & J. Bullie. Our Mission KL has a mission of working to provide access to ...

Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls

Established in 1946 and still growing, The Menomonee Club has been improving urban life for children on Chicago’s north side for over sixty five years. The Club’s experienced and caring staff guides a ...

After School Matters

After School Matters provides teens with opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, After School ...

archi-treasures

archi-treasures uses the arts as a tool to build community, empowering people to envision and to enact change. Community members and stakeholders partner with creative professionals to brainstorm, then create ...

South Shore Drill Team

South Shore Drill Team uses the performing arts to engage inner-city youth throughout their critical teenage years, mitigate the dangers of gangs, drugs, and violence, and guide members towards completing their ...

True Star

Executive directors DeAnna McLeary and Na-Tae’ Thompson began True Star in the fall of 2004 as four page newsletter with one journalism program and 17 students. They have since grown the organization to what ...

Chicago Youth Centers

Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in underserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. Caring for Our Communities For 57 years, CYC has steadfastly served ...