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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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  • UCAN Youth Visit Jay-Z!

    Just when we thought UCAN’s Youth Leadership Awards could not get more heartwarming…

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  • Celebrating the Small Stuff: A UCAN Therapist’s Story

    “They need a hype man. They need a cheerleader. This is not an ‘I’ thing, this is a ‘we’ thing.”

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  • A Meaningful Camping Trip

    UCAN youth spent a weekend outdoors at Camp Duncan in northern Illinois

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  • Youth Peace Summit 2017

    On November 4th, UCAN held its 3rd Annual Youth Peace Summit…

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  • Saying “I Do” to Philanthropy

    When preparing for their wedding, they wanted to find a way to bring their family and friends into their wedding vows…

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  • Combining Work with Volunteering

    Finding time to volunteer isn’t always easy, nor is it easy to find a volunteer experience that truly leaves one feeling helpful and fulfilled….

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  • Markell Bridges Named Governing Board Chairman

    Markell Bridges is familiar with the hardships many of UCAN’s youth face as they maneuver through adolescence into adulthood…

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  • UCAN Youth Set Sail

    They say when we look back on our life we remember moments, not days…

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