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  • UCAN youth and Mayor Emanuel come together on gun control legislation

    Emanuel stressed that a multifaceted approach is essential for progress…

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  • The Road to the Youth Leadership Awards Dinner

    “The students are so impressive in their achievements despite the many obstacles…”

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  • Chandra Simmons: Devoted to Diversity and Empowerment

    “Everyone deserves an equal chance at an opportunity and an equal chance to be great…”

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  • Sowing Seeds of Kindness

    “Keeping a job is very hard so financially I was having problems getting what they need…”

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  • UCAN Moved to North Lawndale and Gained a New Perspective on Serving the Community

    “We made a very intentional, strategic decision to move our core programs…”

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  • UCAN’s Quest Program Builds Connections for LGBTQ Youth

    UCAN’s focus on diversity and inclusion goes beyond our hiring process…

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  • Sharing the Love for UCAN’s Youth

    “Travel has always expanded my world and I wanted our youth to experience that feeling…”

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  • Part 2: Surviving the Struggle to Find Her Strength

    Last month we shared part one of Rayshaye’s story of childhood challenges and growing into a young adult.This month we will share how she is working to overcome her trauma and become a future leader. During her time in her second foster home, Rayshaye rebelled against the rules and that eventually led to her being… Read more »

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  • The Overlooked Impact of Violence

    For these two incidents, I had direct relationships, it was really difficult…”

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  • Partnerships Lead to Healing

    “Some youth struggle with saying what they have gone through but”…

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