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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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  • Aramark Spreads Holiday Cheer at UCAN

    Aramark threw our youth a swingin’ holiday party!

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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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  • From Readers to Leaders

    “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”

    – Margaret Fuller, author and activist

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  • Chicago’s Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today Episode 8

    Dorian Robinson, part of the UCAN family and currently a student at College of Mount St. Vincent, interviewed Dr. Wendy Borlabi.

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  • Preparing for a New Year

    Every year we like to send our youth back to school prepared – mentally, emotionally, and with a backpack of essentials!  For the sixth year in a row, volunteers from Winston and Strawn joined us and Back2School Illinois to build 300 back to school kits for our youth – doubling their amount of kits lasts… Read more »

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  • 2nd Annual Kickback and Peacefest

    Since 2013, the Diermeier Future Leaders Now Program (DFLN) has celebrated the DFLN Institute’s graduates along with UCAN’s ‘Youth of the Month’ winners at a summer bash attended each year by staff and youth from various programs.

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