Learn how you can assist GCYC…


Your donation directly supports engaging programs which help youth graduate from high school prepared for college and careers. Click below to make a secure, tax-deductible donation to the Gary Comer Youth Center.

If you prefer to donate via check, please see the mailing address below:

The Gary Comer Youth Center

c/o Business Manager

7200 S. Ingleside Avenue

Chicago, IL 60619

If you wish to take advantage of your company’s matching gift program, please contact our Development Associate.

The Gary Comer Youth Center is a subsidiary nonprofit organization of the Comer Science and Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity. Contributions to the Gary Comer Youth Center are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


At the Gary Comer Youth Center, Volunteers are VIP (Very Important People). VIP’s assist the implementation of GCYC programs in a variety of ways, including serving as tutors, field trip chaperones, and garden assistants. They also offer administrative support and help out with special events. Click here to download a Volunteer Application. Dates for monthly orientation sessions will be mailed to you once we receive your application. If you are interested in learning more about the Gary Comer Youth Center, or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us.

GCYC on Tuesday, August 3, 2011. Photos by Jasmin Shah.

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