Posts By: UCANfuzzymath

  • Chicago’s Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today Episode 7

    In this series, youth poised to be Chicago’s future leaders (UCAN program participants and recent alumni) interview current Chicago leaders in their fields of interest. Finance, the future of Chicago, and how young people from any background can find a career. In this episode of our interview series, Yusuf Aljabri, a UCAN participant and aspiring… Read more »

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  • Chance Connections to Deepened Relationships

    By Andrea Lee, MPA, Manager of External Affairs April was National Volunteer Month, which to me, is a month of possibilities: possible connections, possible relationships, possible awakenings to one’s own city. I am dedicated to connecting community members to UCAN’s programs and people in meaningful ways. Through these relationships across geography, wealth, age, race, and… Read more »

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  • 150 Years Later…

    Things that turn 150 years old in 2019: The Periodic Table Professional baseball UCAN! We happen to think UCAN is as innovative and original as our 150 year-old compatriots. But how does one innovatively celebrate such a milestone? We kicked off our celebrations exactly 150 days prior to our birthday with the launch of a… Read more »

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  • Chicago’s Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today Episode 6

    In this episode a budding activist in the fight against food insecurity, interviews the Vice President of Community Impact at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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  • Opportunity Doesn’t Knock

    Chase Larkin is a living, breathing example of UCAN’s vision and mission: he went from passively attending a youth group to leading it. 

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  • UCAN Celebrates Women

    UCAN practices and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion year round, and in honor of International Women’s History Month held two women-centric events for all genders.

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  • Chicago’s Tomorrow Interview Chicago Today – Episode 5

    In this series, youth poised to be Chicago’s future leaders (UCAN program participants and recent alumni) interview current Chicago leaders in their fields of interest. For our fifth interview, Caleb Hunter, a former UCAN participant and now a college sophomore studying Cybersecurity, met with Robert Matles, a technologist and Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Chase,… Read more »

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  • Chicago Today, Chicago Tomorrow

    A doctor. An actor. A businessman. A reporter. 

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  • Retracing MLK’s Footsteps: A Day of Service

    “Today we are celebrating Dr. King while also coming out to support our community,” said Nadine Toussaint, a student at UIC. 

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  • Mentees to Mentors

    At the very core of UCAN is youth development. It’s the underlying constant within each program, and of the tools used to support their development, mentoring remains one of the strongest and most effective. “Mentor” can mean someone who you look up to or someone you aspire to be. It can be someone who pushes… Read more »

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