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.
GCYC Volunteer Orientations
9/25, 10/7, 10/30
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 email@example.com 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. The keynote speaker is Dominique Jordan-Turner. For more information, please contact Lisa Beavers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uplift Presents: What’s Your Brand: What’s Your Choice?
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6:00-7:30 p.m. (TIME CHANGE: Was 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 email@example.com.
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.
Uplift Presents: Pictures to Ponder Film Series
Thursday, October 16, 2014
“Culture is no excuse for abuse.” Honor Diaries shines a light on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls worldwide and– surprising to some– here in the USA. After the film a thoughtful discussion will be facilitated by Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago where a large part of their mission is to empower women. Dinner will be served. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register (one form for each attendee) to confirm your space. For more information, contact Ms. Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.