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.

WANT TO HOST AN EVENT AT THE GARY COMER YOUTH CENTER?
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Upcoming Events

Spring Holiday: GCYC will be CLOSED Friday, April 3, 2015
The Gary Comer Youth Center will be closed for programs. Enjoy your holiday.

Uplift Parent Advisory Council
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.
This is a monthly meeting for the Uplift Parent Advisory Council- a group of extraordinary parents who help plan events, volunteer, and give input on Center programming as it relates to their youth. For more information, please contact Ms. Lisa Beavers at lbeavers@gcychome.org.

Ladder Up Tax Assistance
Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00-12:00 p.m.
Ladder Up will provide free tax services at the Gary Comer Youth Center. Since 1994, over 16,000 Ladder Up volunteers have returned $335 million to 165,000 hardworking clients, helping them move up the economic ladder. Through TAP (Tax Assistance Program) they enrich communities with practical financial solutions. For more information, visit their website at www.goladderup.org.

Dance4Peace | Red Clay Dance Youth Ensemble
Saturday, April 11, 2015
5:30 p.m.
This family-friendly annual concert is a celebration of youth taking ownership of their choices by actively committing their time, talents and energy to creating and presenting dance works that promote peace and positivity! Featuring the Red Clay Dance Youth Ensemble. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit their website or call 773.624.8411.

DOLLAR$ & CENTS Women’s Financial Literacy Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00-12:00 p.m.
LADIES, this FREE financial literacy workshop is for YOU. Topics include budgeting, saving and investing, home buying 101, the importance of insurance, knowing and managing your worth, and relationships and money. This workshop, hosted by Beacon of Light Foundation & Eta Xi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rh Sorority features special guest speaker Bahiyah Shabazz, author, speaker, and personal wealth expert. To register, email your name to EXSFinancialWorkshop@gmail.com. Sponsored by State Farm.

Upward Bound Open House
Saturday, April 25, 2015
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Upward Bound is a federally-funded Trio program that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to  increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. Join us at this information session and learn the benefits of participating in the Upward bound program at GCYC. For more information, email Rhonda Bell.

GCYC New Member Orientation
Saturday, April 25, 2015
1:00-2:00 p.m.
If you have recently become a member of the Gary Comer Youth Center, make sure to attend this meeting to receive policies and procedures, and learn all the benefits of membership. For more information, email Fredricka Holloway.

Growing Up with Promise & Possibility: 3rd Annual 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. Check back for more information about event sponsorship.

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.