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  • 4th Annual Impact Youth Conference

    If you missed the great idea sharing and networking at the 4th Annual Impact Youth Conference on May 11-12 at the Gary Comer Youth Center, check out the news coverage on WGN-TV. More than 500 Chicago youth and youth advocates convened to address the real-life challenges our youth face like violence and trauma. Thanks to… Read more »

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  • We’ve Got Spirit

    Leading up to the week of our annual Employee Banquet, we wanted to do something special. We are just on the horizon of our 105th birthday, and we were ready to celebrate, and we knew just what to do.  Spirit Week 2018 Monday – Pajama Day/Hat Day!   Tuesday – Twin Day   Wednesday –… Read more »

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  • Supporting Our Youth Through Advocacy

    “I’m a registered lobbyist,” Fred Smith says, “but every voter in Illinois is an unregistered lobbyist. It’s the passion of the people.”

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  • Catch Up with Previous Scholarship Winners: Terrance Lindsey

    As we rev up for the 19th Annual Youth Leadership Awards in June, it’s time to catch up with youth who have won in previous years. Though Terrance won the prestigious John E. Rooney Dynamic Scholarship Award just last year, he hasn’t wasted a minute making a name for himself. Terrance is completing his first… Read more »

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  • Women Celebrating Women

    Who is a woman that inspires you and why?

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  • UCAN Workforce Development Instructor Wins Mayor’s Game Changer Award

    Nathan Binns has been teaching business education in Chicago Public Schools for 13 years.

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  • UCAN Youth Works Behind-the-Scenes of Your Favorite Show

    Not many people can say they have been on a television set. Especially not in Chicago.

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  • UCAN Youth Goes on Trip of a Lifetime

    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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  • The 4th Annual Polar Peace March and Why it Matters

    In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. moved into a decrepit apartment at 1550 S. Hamlin St.- in North Lawndale- with the goal of bringing his previous successes in the  Civil Rights Movement in the South to Chicago. That top floor apartment became the headquarters for Dr. King’s Chicago Freedom Movement. While living in North Lawndale… Read more »

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  • Advocate Healthcare Visits UCAN

    Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?

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