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 ...

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, ...