Posts By: UCANfuzzymath

  • Healthy Living in Altgeld Gardens

    Heart disease and stroke are the number one and number three cause of death among African Americans, respectively. Preventative measures can greatly reduce the risk, but unfortunately medical education often is not available to many in the affected group. To fill the knowledge gap, the “With Every Heartbeat is Life” (WEHIL) curriculum was formed, which… Read more »

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  • UCAN represents social service non-profit sector at Aspen Institute

    UCAN represents social service non-profit sector at Aspen Institute The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., recently announced 21 grants to founding partners for the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund in communities across the United States. The grants encourage cross-sector collaboration to better create workforce and educational progress for Americans… Read more »

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  • UCAN youth visit Springfield

    UCAN youth visit Springfield This spring, UCAN youth visited Springfield to meet with elected officials. UCAN believes strongly in providing youth a voice to advocate for themselves and their peers. Further, visits such as these allow youth to see our government in action, while elected officials get the opportunity to meet the youth whom their… Read more »

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  • UCAN Fundraising Privacy Practices

    UCAN Fundraising Privacy Practices Overview UCAN is committed to preserving your right to privacy. We consider all information we collect about you privileged and confidential. These privacy practices will be posted online at https://www.ucanchicago.org/. UCAN reserves the right to change these practices at any time by posting revisions. To download a PDF version of these… Read more »

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  • 2009

    2009 UCAN_LGBTQ_Host_Homes_press_release Charity_Classic_Press_Release_2009 Urban_Suburban_Summit_Press_Release_12.3.09 December 3, 2009: Chicago Youth Call for End to Gun Violence Second Annual Urban/Suburban Youth Summit on Gun Violence aims to inspire solutions and change. The Summit will be held at George Westinghouse College Prep High School, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago on Saturday Dec. 5th from 9a.m. to 4p.m. Come… Read more »

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  • 2010

    2010 Jan_10_2010_St_Pauls_House_release Teen_Parenting_Service_Network_Press_Release 2009_UCAN_Teen_Gun_Survey_release_FINAL SSA_Social_Service_Innovations_Awards_2010 2010_Par_65304_File_pdf0930_one_good_deed_voluntee Stage_Left_Release_Symposium_final October 22, 2010: In conjunction with the premiere of Andrew Hinderaker’s Kingsville, Stage Left Theatre announces a series of post-performance symposia to discuss the issues addressed in the play In line with their mission to produce theatre that raises debate and encourages action, Stage Left goes one step… Read more »

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  • 2011

    2011 Zack_Schrantz_Announcement_Final Matt_Alber_Concert_Tour_FINAL UCAN_CIDA_Career_Day_press_release_4.13.11 October 2011: UCAN’s accreditation from the Council on Accreditation is renewed Council on Accreditation  (COA) accreditation attests that an organization meets the highest national standards of best practice and establishes credibility that the organization is effective and professionally sound. It provides assurance to all stakeholders that UCAN is delivering needed services… Read more »

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  • 2012

    2012 press_release_City_of_Chicago_UCAN Press_Release_–_UCAN_2012_Teen_Gun_Survey_May_2nd (1) MEDIA_ADVISORY_3_on_3_basketball_event National_Youth_Forum_advisory_sept_2012 November 15, 2012: 360° Model Named a Mutual of America 2012 Community Partnership Award Winner UCAN’s 360° Model was named as a Mutual of America 2012 Community Partnership Award Winner this last week. The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations,… Read more »

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  • 2009

    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… Read more »

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  • 2010

    Illinois Department on Aging, September 2010 Illinois Department on Aging Honors Older Workers and Their Employers During Annual Awards Luncheon.  Two of UCAN’s Foster Grandparents were honored. To read the story, click here. NBC 5 Chicago, October 2, 2010 UCAN’s Teen Gun Survey Statistics are featured in this “Education Nation” segment.  To view the story,… Read more »

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