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

Sigma Gamma Rho Women’s Financial Literacy Workshop
Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
This is a free public workshop to educate women about financial literacy. Registration in advance is required. For more information, email EXSFinancialWorkshop@gmail.com.

On the Table- A Chicago Community Trust Event
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM
In today’s world, this act of coming together has never been more important. On the Table 2016 will connect individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Talking – and listening – to our neighbors is an important first step toward creating a more unified Chicagoland region.

FSM News Spring Banquet
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:00-8:30 PM 
This is an annual celebration and showcase of youth media created at Free Spirit Media at the Gary Comer Youth Center during the school year.

Peace Hub Youth Symposium
Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
This 2-day seminar is for community and youth development professionals, focusing on issues impacting our youth, in particular, barriers to their success, be it transportation, social/emotional, etc… Registration is free. For more information, Susan Lanier via e-mail.

Community Grand Rounds Youth Summit
Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM
In this event guest speakers will address health issues that pertain to youth. There will be youth groups present from neighboring organizations. For more information, contact Natalie Watson at 773.834.4244.

GCYC’s 10th Annual Comer Awards
Saturday, May 21, 2016
4:30-7:00 PM
In this annual awards ceremony we will enjoy a light reception, stroll down the red carpet as we fend off adoring fans, honor our youth, and watch performances. For more information, ontact Senyah Haynes via e-mail.

GCYC Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:30-7:30 PM
If you are interested in becoming a GCYC volunteer and lending a helping hand, please join us at one of these orientations so we can get you registered, oriented, and ready to work! For more information, contact Senyah Haynes via e-mail.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Chicago Community Chorus
2:00-3:30 PM
This is a live choral event. Forthcoming information about ticketing will be posted on Sharepoint.

South Shore Drill Team Shows
Saturday, June 18, 2016
2:00 PM and & 7:00 PM
The South Shore Drill Team will host its annual Spring/Summer shows and delight audiences with their award-winning performances. For more information contact the Drill Team via e-mail.

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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