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.

Upcoming Events

GCYC Volunteer Orientations
Thursdays, September 11 and 25, 2014
6:30 p.m.
This orientation is for all those interested in donating their time to support our mission and serve our youth. The process to becoming a registered GCYC Volunteer includes filling out an application, background check, orientation, building tour and an overview of our Uplift adult program.  Walk-ins welcome. For more information, contact Ms. Haynes at shaynes@gcychome.org  or 773-358-4100.

 
Uplift Parent Breakfast
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This is our annual celebration of Parents/Caregivers! Community members will come and  learn about what the Youth Center offers our adults, enjoy delicious food  prepared by the GCYC Culinary Team, become inspired by our keynote and special guest speakers, and participate in our raffles for GREAT prizes! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Lisa Beavers at lbeavers@gcychome.org.

 

Uplift Presents: What’s Your Brand: What’s Your Choice?
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Take charge of your image! This workshop will give you tools to help you manage your personal brand and learn how to turn it into an asset. Attendees will learn the “branding basics” and how that relates to everything from your presence on social media to how you walk into a room. What’s Your Brand: What’s Your Choice will be presented by Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR and all attendees will be entered into a free raffle for a chance to receive an autographed copy of his book, Brand You: Personal Branding for Success in Life and Business. This event is free and open to the public. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information, contact Ms. Haynes at shaynes@gcychome.org .

 

Growing Up with Promise & Possibility
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
We hope you can join us for the 2nd Annual Gary Comer Youth Center Benefit Luncheon. Learn more about event sponsorship or purchase tickets in advance.

Recent Events

The 5th Annual 2014 Black History Month Career Day was a great success! View event photos and find out how you can be a part of Career Day in 2015.

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 Daley GCYC’s Inaugural Benefit in 2013.