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.

Upcoming Events

Uplift Film Screening: Goin’ to Chicago
WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (date correction!)
6:30-8:30 PM
2016 is recognized as the centennial of the start of the Great Migration! Join for this screening of Goin’ to Chicago. In a warmly accessible “down Home” way, told by Black folk themselves, this film chronicles decades of the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to Chicago transforming both the city and the people. In a post-film discussion, Dr. Christopher Reed, noted historian, will talk about the many issues encountered in the “promised land” which Black culture addressed. Audience members are encouraged to bring and share their migration stories. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please email shaynes@gcychome.org.


End-of-Summer Showcase
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
5:00-7:00 PM
This is a members-only event. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of GCYC’s 2016 Summer Camp! There will be light refreshments and a showcase of skills learned during the last 6 weeks. For more information, contact Garrette Horne at ghorne@gcychome.org.
Summer Jazz Night
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
6:30-8:00 PM
Back by popular demand, Magic Carpet will thrill us with their hypnotizing and intoxicating homage to ancient music while taking a bold step into the future. This event is FREE and open to the public. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served. CDs and Ethiopian coffee will be on sale. For more information or to RSVP, email shaynes@gcychome.org.


GCYC’s Open House 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
5:00-9:00 PM
This event is designed to promote GCYC to the broader community; youth and adult members will be able to enroll for the program year. There will be program demonstrations, fun inflatables, hearty snacks, and the opportunity for online registration. For more information, contact Ms. Haynes at shaynes@gcychome.org.


Labor Day- GCYC Closed
Monday, September 5, 2016
GCYC is closed for programming: enjoy your holiday!





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.

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