Posts By: UCANfuzzymath

  • Announcement From UCAN About The COVID-19 Pandemic

      Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and well-being of our staff, youth and families always will be our No. 1 priority. UCAN’s senior leaders and Human Resources department will continue to closely monitor and share the daily developments and announcements. We will stay informed about recommendations from the Mayor’s office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health,… Read more »

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  • Chicago’s Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today Episode 11

    How to contribute to the future as a physical therapist. Young Chicagoans participating in UCAN programs not only have big dreams – they also have the drive and the support to make them come true, no matter the depth of challenges they face. Case in point: Lataveya Williams, who recently ventured to the  UIC Physical… Read more »

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  • I Want to See How Far It Takes Me

    It’s been over two years since Anthony “Tony” Green returned from his trip to India with the Peace Exchange, a local Chicago nonprofit that UCAN partners with, which aims to “prepare young Chicagoans to be leaders, role models, mentors and peacemakers through education, transformational travel and outreach to youth.” After his trip, we caught up… Read more »

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  • A Month to Look Back… and Forward

    Black History Month is always a busy time for UCAN and this year was no exception. Whether we were hosting an event or attending one, we made sure to learn, celebrate and educate during Black History Month!    Between the Great Migration Growing Exodus: The Future of Black Chicago? We partnered with the University of… Read more »

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  • Partners in Parenting

    UCAN launched the Teen Parenting Services Network (TPSN) in 1998 in response to a growing need to support young parents in DCFS care. TPSN works exclusively with pregnant and parenting youth and their families statewide who are in DCFS care. The goal is to identify and treat the serious effects of trauma while enhancing the… Read more »

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  • Aramark Spreads Holiday Cheer at UCAN

    Aramark threw our youth a swingin’ holiday party!

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  • Chicago’s Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today Episode 10

    The future of social justice: An interview with Senator Richard Durbin   UCAN believes in the young people of Chicago, and in the power of their potential. Nowhere is that power more clearly self-evident than in this series, where Chicago’s future leaders – UCAN participants – interview current leaders in the fields to which they… Read more »

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  • Embrace Every Available Gesture

    “People think, ‘What’s my calling? What am I doing that’s important?’ There’s many calls to answer. Pick up the damn phone already.”

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  • Chicago Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today Episode 9

    UCAN youth, Taylor Kerr, sat down with Dr. Aaron Jackson of MedVet, to learn about his field.

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  • I Think I Saved a Life Today

    Decades ago, he was a gang chief. Today, he’s helping youth on Chicago’s West Side follow a different path.

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