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.

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

Upcoming Events


It’s time to enjoy GCYC-grown fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs & flowers

  • GCYC Farm Stand
  • Mondays & Wednesdays | June 9 – Aug. 28 | 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Across from GCYC on South Chicago Avenue
  • Green Teens’ Harvest Table at GCYC
  • June 26; July 10,17, 24, 31; Aug. 7 and 14  | 3 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Comer Crops Farm Stand Comes to Gold Coast
  • Thursdays through August | 7:00 am – 2 pm
  • St. James Episcopalian Church at Huron and Rush

Mark your calendars! Tours and planting workshops will also be offered. For more information, please contact GCYC Garden Manager Marji Hess (Harvest Tables) or GCYC Farm Manager Andy Rozendaal (Farm Stands).

Aniba Hotep & the Sol Collective LIVE at the Gary Comer Youth Center
Thursday, August 13, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 pm
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Experience the true essence of soul and R&B with Aniba Hotep & the Sol Collective. Chill with us to beat the summer heat; dance if the spirit moves you or sit back and relax. Either way you will be UPLIFTED. Refreshments will be served and band merchandise will be available for sale. Free parking. Youth under 17 must be accompanied by and adult. For more information, contact Senyah Haynes at via e-mail.

GCYC’s 2015 Open House
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
4:00 – 8:30 pm
Join us as we open our doors for the community to come see what we have to offer! We’re getting ready for an exciting 2015/2016 program year and we want YOU to be a part of it! Learn about Uplift programs for adults and out-of-school time programming for youth members. For membership fees and information, contact Fredricka Holloway via e-maile-mail.

Gary Comer Youth Center Benefit Luncheon 2015
Save the Date | Wednesday, October 14
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 pm
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Benefit Luncheon featuring Fortune 50 Executive & author of A Chance in the World, Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice President, Walgreens. Proceeds will advance our college success initiative.

Recent Events

2015 Career Week at GCYC & GCCP was a great success! View event photos.

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 2013.