UCAN’s campaign seeks to address this crisis through a unique approach known as the Peace Hub, which coordinates programs and services across providers, providing data integration and common evaluation methodology. Further, it includes an exciting move for UCAN to a new campus in North Lawndale, allowing UCAN to better provide youth with a safe place to mend, learn and grow.
Construction of our new Therapeutic Youth Home is complete! View campus photos.
To date, UCAN has raised more than $41 million for our new campus and violence prevention programming in North Lawndale. Phase 1, our state-of-the-art Therapeutic Youth Home, is complete and 70 young people have moved in. Phase 2 of the project is already under way and the John D. and Alexandra C. Nichols Program Center, UCAN’s new administrative headquarters, will be ready for our staff to move in by July of 2016.
UCAN’s move to North Lawndale began more than 5 years ago with the launch of multiple programs in the community including violence prevention work in schools and youth employment. In addition, UCAN has worked to build the Peace Hub initiative which now serves more than 100 youth. Peace Hub youth have experienced a 68% decrease in arrest rates and a 47% increase in community engagement as a result of the program.
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