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.


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Upcoming Events

Ladder Up Tax Assistance
Saturdays, January 31-February 28 and April 11 2015 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.


GCYC’s 4th Annual Black History Month Film Series
Wednesdays: February  25, 2015 | 7:00 pm

This film series explores the Black experience – this year focusing on our theme of self-determination. Attendance is free; minors under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

2/25/15 The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords chronicles the history of the Black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African-American identity. We will have a panel discussion after the film with prominent Black journalists.

GCYC’s 9th Annual Black Youthstory 
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Youth-focused performance groups from across the city present Black History through different forms of artistic expression in our annual showcase. Tickets are free, but they must be reserved. For tickets, contact Ms. Haynes at shaynes@gcychome.org or call 773.358.4100.

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 with Promise and Possibility Benefit, October 2014.

View photos from Growing Up Daley GCYC’s Inaugural Benefit, October 2012.