Crain’s Chicago Business, December 28, 2009
2010 Book of Lists, Wednesday, June 9th: UCAN, 2010 Youth Advocacy Awards Dinner. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Click here for full 2010 Book of Lists. Click here for more information on the 2010 Youth Advocacy Awards Dinner.
ESPN, December 28, 2009
For the Bears’ last home game of the season, one of UCAN’s youth was chosen to go down on the field and watch the opening coin toss. Click here for photos.
British Consulate-General Newsroom, December 10, 2009
Chicago Tribune, December 9, 2009
“Students fight youth violence; say neither gunplay nor bullying should be tolerated at school”. UCAN’s second annual Urban Suburban Youth Summit on Gun Violence took place December 5th at George Westinghouse College Prep High School, where youth came together to build solutions to address Chicago’s violence. “Our kids are living in dangerous times,” said UCAN spokeswoman Jodi Doane. “It’s not an anomaly any more for them to know someone who has been shot. We want violence prevention programs out in the community. The young people have the ideas, and we have to get adults to the table to support them.” Click here for full article.
Café Magazine, November/December 2009
Fostering Hope: More Latino families are urged to open up their hearts and homes to foster children in need. UCAN foster parent Miriam Martinez speaks about her experience with four foster children, and the need for more Latino foster families is discussed. Click here for full article.
Windy City Times, November 4, 2009
Trib Local, Oak Park/River Forest, September 23, 2009
Windy City Times, September 17, 2009
Fox TV News, June 29, 2009
It seems everyone has a story of how they’re struggling in this economy. Because of possible budget cuts, foster kids in Illinois could be at a greater disadvantage than ever before. UCAN clients Kenyale Medley-Woods and DeShawn Johnson share their experiences in the foster care system and with UCAN. Click here to view more.
Crain’s Chicago Business, June 8, 2009
ABC 7 News, June 4, 2009
The State of Illinois says hundreds of teenagers will be matched with summer jobs thanks to federal stimulus money. Listen to UCAN CEO Tom Vanden Berk speak about how jobs can keep young people off the streets, out of trouble and away from violence, and hear from some youth that UCAN has helped to learn job skills. Click here to view more.
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