Primary Clients

  • Our Youth Are Going to College!

    UCAN’s youth are going to college in the fall! Some near, some far, but we will always be here to continue supporting them. This year, we are hosting our first Trunk Party. Each youth will receive a “trunk” of items to take to college, full of bathroom essentials, non perishable food, and anything they would… Read more »

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  • UCAN’s Kickback & Peacefest

    A dunk tank. Cotton Candy. Facepainting. A DJ. It’s not Ribfest. It’s not the Taste. It’s UCAN’s Kickback & Peacefest!  On June 27th, UCAN celebrated its inaugural Kickback & Peacefest at our Nichols Center in North Lawndale. Over 750 UCAN affiliated youth and families visited our seven-acre campus for food, music, face painting, games, raffles,… Read more »

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  • The Quest of Identity

    The quest to find one’s true self can be a lonely one. For many, it’s unfamiliar, uncharted territory that some feel they must travel alone. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Youth Spotlight: Taking Control of His Future

    Jarvis Robinson was a high school freshman when his older brother, 23 at the time, was murdered.

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  • Rebuilding Chicago One Home at a Time

    Imaging living in the same house for the past 50 years…

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  • Danielle Hamilton – A Revolutionary

    Danielle Hamilton didn’t think she had a future…

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