Posts By: UCANfuzzymath

  • Tiffany Lewis, 2008 John E. Rooney Dynamic Scholar

    Tiffany Lewis, 2008 John E. Rooney Dynamic Scholar In 2003 at age 13, Tiffany Lewis joined UCAN’s Young Leadership Development Institute (YLDI). Tiffany and other aspiring young leaders were trained to become change agents through developing community service projects and community outreach events that focused on educating peers on the dangers of gun violence, risky… Read more »

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  • Jasmine Allen

    Jasmine Allen has known struggle. At 18 months old, she was taken from her mother’s home for reasons of neglect. Her mother, who is presently incarcerated, was unable to care for her. Jasmine lived with her paternal grandparents for ten years, and at the age of thirteen, went to live with her father. It was… Read more »

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  • UCAN goes to Europe!

    UCAN has gone international! This year we were proud to welcome Tinatin Pareishvilli to the United States as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows program. As a social worker traveling from the Republic of Georgia, Tinatin observed the state of the social services sector and learn from her experiences with UCAN… Read more »

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  • Growing the Modern Family: Welcoming LGBTQ foster children with open arms

    To welcome a youth into your heart and your home is a great act of selflessness and compassion that can be a transformative experience for all involved. Through UCAN’s Professional Foster Parenting program (PFP), foster parents play an essential role in providing the opportunity to live healthy, full lives to youth who have experienced loss,… Read more »

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  • U of C students volunteer at UCAN in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Every January we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life’s work marked a turning point in the fight for civil rights. Best remembered as one of the greatest orators in American history, Dr. King’s compassion for all people extended beyond the pulpit into years of active service work. This aspect of Dr. King’s legacy… Read more »

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  • 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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