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

Upcoming Events

Culinary Workshop: Kitchen Talk– The Nutrition of Mental Health (Presenting Sponsor: UnitedHealthcare)
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Join us for this free Uplift workshop that will highlight the nutritional science behind mental and emotional health. Learn what foods help combat anxiety and depression in women, fight aging, improve memory, and more. Samples will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ms. Lisa Beavers at lbeavers@gcychome.org.

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.

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 Comer To College 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.