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  • Voices Raised Stronger, Last Longer

    In 2002, lightning struck within the halls of UCAN. Three young men took their friendship and talent to new heights by founding the Uhlich Voices program.

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  • Chicago’s Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today – Episode 3

    In this series, UCAN youth poised to be Chicago’s future leaders interview current leaders in their fields of interest.

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  • Mini Grants, Max Impact

    Summer means sun, fun and no school. But unfortunately, summer in Chicago also has come to mean a spike in gun violence in too many neighborhoods. In response, to provide youth with engaging activities in safe spaces that raise awareness of the risks and positively support youth, the MacArthur Foundation awarded UCAN 12 mini grants… Read more »

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  • The Year of the Volunteer

    We all know time can pass by us in a blur. That is why we give special praise to those who slow down, take some time to reflect, and give a little bit of their most cherished resource… their time.

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  • Chicago’s Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today – Episode 1

    Youth interviewer, Ariyan Moore spoke with John Starkey, Global Brand Leader at Mars. 

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  • Tilly Wilhoite: Leaving a Legacy

    One of the most impactful ways a loyal donor can enrich the lives of others is through a planned gift.

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  • Phenomenal Woman. That’s me!

    UCAN’s female mentoring group gleaned its name from a famous Maya Angelou poem, Phenomenal Woman, originally published in 1978.

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  • The Quest of Identity

    The quest to find one’s true self can be a lonely one. For many, it’s unfamiliar, uncharted territory that some feel they must travel alone. 

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  • Supporting Our Youth Through Advocacy

    “I’m a registered lobbyist,” Fred Smith says, “but every voter in Illinois is an unregistered lobbyist. It’s the passion of the people.”

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  • Women Celebrating Women

    Who is a woman that inspires you and why?

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