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 Youthstory, 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.

Uplift is our programming specifically for adults. Your $75 annual Uplift membership gives you access to our fitness center and a variety of movement classes including Zumba, line dancing, aerobics, and more. We additionally host a variety of community events under the Uplift banner. These events are usually free and open to the public and they consist of everything from continuing education workshops to summer jazz nights. To become an Uplift member, contact Annette Ford, our Membership Coordinator at aford@gcychome.org

Upcoming Events

GCYC’s annual Parent & Caregiver Breakfast
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 AM-11:45 AM
This event is for Uplift members and the parents and caregivers of our youth members. Join us for a wonderful morning of great “home cooking” courtesy of the youth from our culinary team and learn about our programming for the new program year.

Ten Years of Redefining Possible: Annual Benefit Luncheon
Thursday, October 27, 2016
11:30 AM -1:30p PM
We hope you can join us. Featuring former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Please visit our Event Page for more details, tickets and sponsorship information.

Past Events


Thank you to all of our donors & sponsors for their generous support! BerbeeWalsh Foundation, Comer Family Foundation, Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Foundation, BMO Harris Bank, GCM Grosvenor, The Malkin Family, McClain & Canoy, LLC, Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, The Rooney Family, The Rosenfield Family, Urban Partnership Bank, Bernstein Private Wealth Management, Guy & Courtney Comer, Robert Craigie & Stephanie Comer, The Delve Group, GCI, Harris Family foundation, Loeb & Loeb, LLP, Merit Advisors, The Sustena Group, UnitedHealthcare, Willis Private Client | Willis Foundation

View photos from GCYC 2015 Benefit Luncheon.

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

View photos from the 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.

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