Employees

  • 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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  • Partners in Parenting

    UCAN launched the Teen Parenting Services Network (TPSN) in 1998 in response to a growing need to support young parents in DCFS care. TPSN works exclusively with pregnant and parenting youth and their families statewide who are in DCFS care. The goal is to identify and treat the serious effects of trauma while enhancing the… Read more »

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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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  • Opportunity Doesn’t Knock

    Chase Larkin is a living, breathing example of UCAN’s vision and mission: he went from passively attending a youth group to leading it. 

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  • UCAN Celebrates Women

    UCAN practices and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion year round, and in honor of International Women’s History Month held two women-centric events for all genders.

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  • Mentees to Mentors

    At the very core of UCAN is youth development. It’s the underlying constant within each program, and of the tools used to support their development, mentoring remains one of the strongest and most effective. “Mentor” can mean someone who you look up to or someone you aspire to be. It can be someone who pushes… Read more »

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  • Phenomenal Woman. That’s me!

    UCAN’s female mentoring group gleaned its name from a famous Maya Angelou poem, Phenomenal Woman, originally published in 1978.

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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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  • 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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