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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, employee training and spending. We strive to understand the unique needs of the youth and families we serve and to provide better service to youth, UCAN launched the Positive Relationship Outreach Support for Youth (PROSY ) program in 2015. The pilot program, developed and… Read more »

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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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  • UCAN and St. Pauls March for a Safer Chicago

    The goal for the 2017 Polar Peace March was not only met but exceeded by more than $13,000!…

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  • Rayshaye’s Story: Surviving the Struggle to Find Her Strength

    “As I got older the abuse got worse. It went from verbal to physical.”

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  • Keefe’s Story: Focused & Ready for Success

    “If you really want to be successful you put 110% in and don’t slack. You just have to be ready to work…”

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  • UCAN Empowers Youth to Unite for Peace

    “It is great to see other people like me trying to achieve the same goal in life and just trying to get peace overall…”

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  • Donor Spotlight: Gerald Griffin

    “ Art speaks to you on a lot of different levels…”

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