November 25th: UCAN's 5th Annual Auxiliary Board Ugly Sweater Party
UCAN's 5th Annual Auxiliary Board Ugly Sweater Party was held at the Paris Club located at 59 W. Hubbard Street, second floor, Chicago IL 60654 on November 25th at 6pm. The event was well attended and raised over $2,000 for our youth, please click here to see pictures.
November 19th: Signature Leaders Society Breakfast
September 12th: UCAN's Groundbreaking Ceremony in North Lawndale
UCAN's groundbreaking ceremony for our new Therapeutic Youth Campus and Program Center took place September 12th in North Lawndale. The new state-of-the-art $34.4 million campus will comprise a 54,500 ft2 Therapeutic Youth Home and a 31,200 ft2 Program Center/Headquarters Building on the seven and a half acre site which formerly housed the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog plant. Click here to read more about the event and see pictures.
June 6th: 14th Annual Youth Leadership Awards Dinner
The 14th Annual Youth Leadership Awards Dinner was held at The United Club at Soldier Field on Thursday June 6th. This important evening is dedicated to the academic and personal achievements of UCAN's outstanding youth. The evening included a cocktail reception, raffle, live auction, video presentation and dinner, followed by acceptance speeches by our award winners. This year Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended the event in addition to John D. Nichols who was presented the John D. Nichols Impact award by UCAN President's board member, John A. Canning. Click here to read more about the event and see a video of this year's winners as well as this video honoring individuals like John D. Nichols who have made an impact on UCAN.
April 10th: WOM&N and La Voz Affinity Group hosts 4th Annual Leadership Forum
UCAN's WOM&N and La Voz Affinity groups hosted the 4th Annual Leadership Forum at North Park University. The event allowed UCAN staff to engage with experts covering various issues including communication styles, goal setting and successful negotiation strategies among others. Please click here to read more.
March 20th: UCAN's Youth Leadership Awards Dinner VIP Reception
Winston & Strawn and Hilco hosted UCAN's first ever Youth Leadership Awards Kick off. The event featured the unveiling of the John D. Nichols award, past Youth Leadership Award winners and details about UCAN's exciting new venue. Click here to learn more about the event.
March 19th: Dinner & Dialogue with Steve Pemberton at the Project Room Art Gallery
The Project Room art gallery and owner Patti Bartelstein graciously hosted a Dinner & Dialogue with UCAN President's board member Steve Pemberton in support of UCAN. It was also the opening exhibition of The Project Room art gallery. Click here to see pictures from the event and here to see a video montage from the event.
February 12th: UCAN honored at luncheon by Mutual of America for our 360° Model
UCAN in partnership with Academy for Urban School Leadership was honored by Mutual of America for our 360°Model. UCAN was one of 10 community partnerships that received the prestigous award. Click here to read more about the award and to see pictures from the event.
February 11th: UCAN honors outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador, Employee, Foster Parent, Mentors and Volunteers of the year
UCAN awarded supporters for their exceptional work with UCAN and our youth and families. Please click here to read more about each of the recipients.