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  • Newest addition to UCAN’s Governing Board

    “The UCAN family is authentic, extended, sometimes messy and unusual, just like my family…

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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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  • 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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  • UCAN’s Progressive Approach to Violence Prevention

    “Many young people don’t have the support they need. When trauma…”

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  • New Leadership, Same Values

    There are days and even weeks that are difficult but at the end of the day I know we are making a difference ….

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  • Annual Dinner Honors Foster Parents

    On Friday, August 12, UCAN hosted our annual Professional Foster Parent appreciation banquet titled “Jamaica Me Happy” at our new Nichols Center headquarters.  The event included an awards presentation, great food, raffle prizes and a musical performance by Chicago’s own Ifficial Reggae Movement. Michael Ann Wiley, UCAN’s Licensing, Training and Recruitment Supervisor provided a special… Read more »

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  • Board Member Spotlight: Anthony Rodriguez

    Anthony Rodriguez, Vice President at Northern Trust and co-chair of UCAN’s Auxiliary Board of young professionals, knows that a major component to the success of any social service agency is the funding the organization receives that allows them to deliver services to those in need. Like his fellow board peers, Anthony is a dedicated volunteer… Read more »

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  • A Job Saves A Life

    “My job coach is very nice, always helps me out and is there when I need something. He’s inspiring to me…”

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  • Welcome to the Nichols Center, UCAN’s New Headquarters

    More than 150 UCAN staff, supporters, community members and elected officials celebrated the opening of the…

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  • Awards Dinner Highlights Youth Achievement

    On June 9, over 420 supporters attended UCAN’s 17th annual Youth Leadership Awards Dinner. Businessman Frank M. Clark was honored with the prestigious John D. Nichols Impact Award for his dedication to Chicago youth. Five outstanding young people received awards for displaying exemplary leadership in various areas of their lives. Although some of the young… Read more »

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