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

The Barack Obama Foundation made the official announcement at “…a news conference at the Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside – not far from the Obama’s Kenwood home and the South Side house where the first lady was raised – to discuss the University of Chicago winning the competition to land the Obama development.” ...

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, ...