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    GCYC opened its doors to Chicago's youth in May 2006. This spring, we'll celebrate by unveiling our new site.

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    9th & 10th Graders: Learn more about how UB can help you prepare for college!

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama with youth in the rooftop garden

    First Lady Michelle Obama with students Brianna McGee and Jamal Brown in the rooftop garden.

  • GCYC Legacy Group in front of Youth Center July 2013
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    Gary Comer with Paul Revere Elementary School students, 2000 © Wes Pope | CITY 2000

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 college and careers.

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GCYC among nonprofits receiving donation from Michael Jordan

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Family’s civil rights legacy inspires South Sider’s work with youth

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When Ayoka Samuels talks about the young people she works with as director …

Green Teens participate in Shedd Great Lakes Action Days

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On a very hot and steamy afternoon Friday, the Shedd Aquarium teamed up with biological …

Chicago’s South Side will be future home of Obama Presidential Library

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The Barack Obama Foundation made the official announcement at …

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