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 Volunteer Orientations
10/30
6:30 p.m.
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 shaynes@gcychome.org  or 773-358-4100.

Uplift Culinary Workshop- Hook Up Your Holidays
Saturday, October 18, 2014 DATE/TIME CHANGE: Saturday, November 8, 2014
10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Join Chef Wendy and special guest Chef Lamar Johnson as they review the basics of how to turn any holiday meal into a fabulous feast by accentuating it with homemade desserts. Attendees will leave with recipes and yummy samples. This event is FREE but space is limited. Please register to confirm your space. For more information, contact Ms. Haynes at shaynes@gcychome.org.

Uplift Art for Adults: Honoring Your Ancestors -Saturday, November 8, 2014
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. TIME CHANGE: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
In this beginner’s workshop, you will create a folding screen that tells the unique story of your family. Bring at least 8 photos of your loved ones. Copies will be made on site and art supplies are included. When finished, place your photo screen in a cherished place in your home so that your ancestors are always looking upon you with love and care. Workshop will be facilitated by critically acclaimed Chicago-based artist, Candace Hunter, whose work can be found at chleeart.com. This event is FREE but space is limited. Please register to confirm your space. For more information, contact Ms. Haynes at shaynes@gcychome.org.

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.