Posts By: UCANfuzzymath

  • 2011

    UPN’s Perspective with Monique Caradine, December 25th, 2011 On Christmas day UCAN’s very own Claude Robinson and Chase Larkin appeared on Perspective.  Claude and Chase spoke about UCAN’s holiday toy drive efforts, our CITY initiative, and how people can get involved and support UCAN. Watch the program by clicking here.  (Please note that UCAN’s segment… Read more »

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  • Spotlight: Workforce Development

    Spotlight: Workforce Development Throughout its programs, UCAN integrates services designed to help clients build self-sufficiency and economic independence through education, workforce preparation and career advancement. The following are more in-depth descriptions of UCAN’s workforce development programs: Career Services Department UCAN’s Career Services Department works with hundreds of low-income youth and adults each year assisting them… Read more »

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  • Spotlight: Children 0-5

    Spotlight: Children 0-5 At-risk children who don’t get quality early care and education are: 25% more likely to drop out of school 40% more likely to become a teen parent 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime1 UCAN understands the importance of working with disadvantaged and at-risk families when their children are… Read more »

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  • Spotlight: Lake County

    Spotlight: Lake County Lake County Spotlight When we take time to consider the problems of poverty, it is not difficult to imagine the struggles faced by the working poor in Chicago’s inner city neighborhoods. But it is important to remember that these problems are not isolated to the city. In fact, Chicago’s suburbs have witnessed… Read more »

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  • Teen Gun Survey 2012

    UCAN released its 2012 National Teen Gun Survey on April 17th, 2012 at a listening panel with public officials and a group of young people who have experienced gun violence. The panel took place at Homan Square. Public officials present included Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele, Felicia Davis from the Mayor’s office, Sgt. Daniel Allen… Read more »

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  • Outcomes

    Outcomes 2010 Client Outcomes Overview FamilyWorks UCAN’s FamilyWorks program focuses on ensuring that families achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. It is an on-site case management program to assess, support and transition families to self-sufficiency with a strong emphasis on workforce development, involvement in communities, and overall family stability in selected Chicago housing projects. Exceeded our… Read more »

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  • From the CEO’s Desk

    From the CEO’s Desk Hello and thank you for your interest in UCAN! UCAN’s website is full of personal stories, program descriptions, and opportunities for you to get involved in our important work.  UCAN has been serving the Chicagoland community since the Civil War, and we have learned a thing or two-and served hundreds of… Read more »

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  • Mayor’s Endorsement of The Campaign for UCAN

    Mayor’s Endorsement of The Campaign for UCAN

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