GCYC to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Funding

The Gary Comer Youth Center is pleased to announce its intent to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant funding to support its holistic set of in-school and enrichment programming for high school students. The funds would benefit high school students supported by over 15 unique enrichment programs, including visual arts, sound studio, ...

Signs Of Spring: Edible Flowers

Spring means flowers, not just splashing color around peeling park benches but beautifying your plate while adding flavorful accents to a vast range of cuisine. Pastry Chef Ann Shovers of The Publican enthuses, “Local flowers in spring and summer are nature’s candy. Violettas literally taste like bubblegum.” Shovers simply rolls with the seasons, sticking to ...

Green Teens featured in DePaul College of Science & Health Newsletter

This past summer, a group of teenagers from the Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC) got their hands dirty—literally—during a three-week immersion program led by faculty from the Department of Environmental Science and Studies. We decided that a soil science experiment would be a good introduction to scientific exploration at the college level,” shares Christie Klimas, ...

Comer Youth Featured on Big Ten Network

Gary Comer Youth Center teens take the national stage on the Big Ten Network. In a segment featuring the Medill Media Teens Program at Northwestern University, Comer teens shine in their commitment to exploring careers in journalism. Through a unique collaboration with the Medill School of Journalism, more than 25 Comer teens participate each Saturday ...