Talent on Display: A Year of Performances & Special Events
Throughout the year, the Youth Center delights in hosting events that feature its members. For example, a February tradition at GCYC, Black Youth Story, is a performance-based celebration of Black culture, history and accomplishments from a youth perspective. Such events offer opportunities for youth to celebrate the occasion and showcase their talent to the community.

Please submit an online request form. Rental rates will be forwarded to you after your request has been received.

Upcoming Events


Chicago Community Chorus Concert: Many Moods of Music
Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Keith Hampton, founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago Community Chorus (CCC), leads 130 singers from all walks of life and varying levels of musical experience. The chorus actively seeks to reflect the diversity of Chicago by the involvement of singers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The chorus performs a wide variety of repertoire that includes choral literature by the great composers from the fifteenth century to the present, spirituals, gospel music, jazz, folk music and show tunes. This event is free and open to the public.

Caring Cosmetics Workshop Series (Sponsored by the Napier Initiative)
Tuesdays in June and July
6:00 p.m.

  • 6.23.15 Essential Oils and Other Natural Oils
  • 7.7.15 Henna Decorations and Hair Dyes
  • 7.21.15 Hair Gels and Pomades

Did you know there are chemicals used in the cosmetic industry that disproportionately affect the health of Black women, specifically the endocrine and reproductive systems? These health hazards are, not surprisingly, applicable to men as well. This workshop series will help participants learn to make natural cosmetics that are non-toxic and affordable, while also learning about industrial chemicals to avoid when purchasing cosmetics. All participants will leave the workshops with a full-sized feature product and literature about chemicals to avoid in their cosmetics. Listings of Chicago retailers to purchase non-toxic, affordable, & sustainable cosmetics will also be available.  These events are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Senyah Haynes via e-mail.

Gary Comer Youth Center Benefit Luncheon 2015
Save the Date | Wednesday, October 14
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Benefit Luncheon featuring Fortune 50 Executive & author of A Chance in the World, Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice President, Walgreens. Proceeds will advance our college success initiative.

Recent Events

2015 Career Week at GCYC & GCCP was a great success! View event photos.

View photos from the 2014 Black Youth Story, a performance-based celebration of Black culture, history and accomplishments from a youth perspective.

View photos from Growing Up with Promise and Possibility Benefit, October 2014.

View photos from Growing Up Daley GCYC’s Inaugural Benefit, October 2013.