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.

Upcoming Events


GCYC’s Harvest Table
Fridays, June 27-August 15, 2014
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
(Excludes the 4th of July)
This is the Center’s “home-grown” farmer’s market, harvested and run by our Green Teens. Come out to get fresh, organically-grown produce at a phenomenal price. On many days there are surprise live performances and/or cooking demonstrations. For more information, please contact Marji Hess at mhess@gcychome.org or 773-358-4100.

Honor Diaries screening which was scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, 2014 has been postponed. Check back for more details.

Uplift Cooking Workshop
Saturday, August 16, 2014
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Come learn about the unexpected tastiness of a raw food diet in this culinary workshop. Chef Wendy will demonstrate a few tricks about preparing some light dishes that are nutrient-dense and will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed during the hot summer. This event is FREE. Please register to reserve your space.

‘La Granja Urbana’ summer dinner series at the Gary Comer Youth Center
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.
The ‘La Granja Urbana’ summer dinner series provides guests a preview of Chef Diana Davila’s menu in a unique urban garden setting at the Gary Comer Youth Center. Gary Comer Youth Center students will be joining Chef Davila in growing produce, preparing and serving the dinner. Aligned with the restaurant’s overall mission, the ‘La Granja Urbana’ dinner series benefits local charity partners advancing urban agriculture and culinary initiatives in the city. Cantina de la Granja is commited to locally sourced ingredients, preservation and freezing techniques and their own rooftop growing in Andersonville. Enjoy a memorable food experience as Chef Davila takes traditional Mexican dishes and combines modern culinary techniques and artful presentation on our award-winning rooftop garden. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase.

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.

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 Daley GCYC’s Inaugural Benefit in 2013.