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  • Caring Donors Make 2015 Annual Toy Drive a Huge Success

    We would like to thank all of the individuals who donated…

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  • Alexis and Aaliyah – A Giving Tuesday Story

    After the birth of her daughter, 23 year-old Alexis never felt more scared and alone….

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  • Adventure Therapy Shows Youth a New Perspective

    UCAN’s exciting partnership with Chicago Adventure Therapy helps underserved Chicago youth have a lasting impact…

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  • UCAN Expands Services to Support Military Families

    UCAN’s Counseling and Youth Development Services jumped at the opportunity to participate in a project hosted by Duke University…

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  • A Powerful Mentor, Advocate and Investor

    When asked why he is committed to supporting UCAN’s youth with his time, talent and treasure, UCAN Governing Board member Markell Bridges has a simple answer…

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  • Earl finds connections through mentorship

    Earl came to UCAN at age 20 through The Peace Hub program after watching several friends and family members fall victim to gun violence…

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  • Nashauna and UCAN – A partnership for life

    Nashauna has grown up fast and takes pride in telling the details of a somewhat difficult story…

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  • Lauren Henley’s unique perspective

    This is my 12th year working in education. I moved to Chicago when I was 20 years old to teach on the South Side…

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  • Eddie Burks and PROSY

    For the past year, UCAN has participated in Positive Relationship Outreach Support for Youth (PROSY), the pilot for a multifaceted mental health program…

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  • Ann’s Story

    When Ann* first came to UCAN in 2011, her therapist April Kopp noticed that she rarely made eye contact or smiled. When asked about strengths, talents, and future aspirations…

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