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  • The 4th Annual Polar Peace March and Why it Matters

    In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. moved into a decrepit apartment at 1550 S. Hamlin St.- in North Lawndale- with the goal of bringing his previous successes in the  Civil Rights Movement in the South to Chicago. That top floor apartment became the headquarters for Dr. King’s Chicago Freedom Movement. While living in North Lawndale… Read more »

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  • Advocate Healthcare Visits UCAN

    Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?

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  • UCAN Youth Visit Jay-Z!

    Just when we thought UCAN’s Youth Leadership Awards could not get more heartwarming…

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  • Celebrating the Small Stuff: A UCAN Therapist’s Story

    “They need a hype man. They need a cheerleader. This is not an ‘I’ thing, this is a ‘we’ thing.”

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  • A Meaningful Camping Trip

    UCAN youth spent a weekend outdoors at Camp Duncan in northern Illinois

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  • Youth Peace Summit 2017

    On November 4th, UCAN held its 3rd Annual Youth Peace Summit…

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  • UCAN’s New Strategic Plan: Bold, Forward-Looking & Achievable

    UCAN’s 150th anniversary is approaching in 2019….

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  • Youth Spotlight: Taking Control of His Future

    Jarvis Robinson was a high school freshman when his older brother, 23 at the time, was murdered.

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  • Innovative Court at UCAN Restores Justice Through Healing

    Every year in Illinois, 45% of offenders released from jail or prison will return to the criminal justice system within three years….

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  • Saying “I Do” to Philanthropy

    When preparing for their wedding, they wanted to find a way to bring their family and friends into their wedding vows…

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