GCCP student filmmakers premiere clip at White House Student Film Festival

Gary Comer College Prep student group was one of 15 out of 1,500 teams of student filmmakers selected to premiere a clip at the White House Student Film Festival and meet with President Barack Obama. The students’ entry was a hip-hop music video highlighting the school’s unique C.H.A.M.P.S. mentoring program (Culturally Helping And Making Positive ...

DePaul’s Garden Inspires GCYC Teens to Pursue Sustainable Career Paths

The Green Teens of the Greater Grand Crossing’s Gary Comer Youth Center know their way around a garden. The youth center is home to an 8,000-square-foot rooftop garden where students pull weeds, water plants and harvest crops while learning the ins and outs of agriculture. On Monday about 35 of the Green Teens made the ...

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 ...