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  • UCAN Empowers Youth to Unite for Peace

    “It is great to see other people like me trying to achieve the same goal in life and just trying to get peace overall…”

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  • UCAN’s Progressive Approach to Violence Prevention

    “Many young people don’t have the support they need. When trauma…”

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  • New Leadership, Same Values

    There are days and even weeks that are difficult but at the end of the day I know we are making a difference ….

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  • Annual Dinner Honors Foster Parents

    On Friday, August 12, UCAN hosted our annual Professional Foster Parent appreciation banquet titled “Jamaica Me Happy” at our new Nichols Center headquarters.  The event included an awards presentation, great food, raffle prizes and a musical performance by Chicago’s own Ifficial Reggae Movement. Michael Ann Wiley, UCAN’s Licensing, Training and Recruitment Supervisor provided a special… Read more »

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  • Board Member Spotlight: Anthony Rodriguez

    Anthony Rodriguez, Vice President at Northern Trust and co-chair of UCAN’s Auxiliary Board of young professionals, knows that a major component to the success of any social service agency is the funding the organization receives that allows them to deliver services to those in need. Like his fellow board peers, Anthony is a dedicated volunteer… Read more »

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  • A Job Saves A Life

    “My job coach is very nice, always helps me out and is there when I need something. He’s inspiring to me…”

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  • Welcome to the Nichols Center, UCAN’s New Headquarters

    More than 150 UCAN staff, supporters, community members and elected officials celebrated the opening of the…

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  • Awards Dinner Highlights Youth Achievement

    On June 9, over 420 supporters attended UCAN’s 17th annual Youth Leadership Awards Dinner. Businessman Frank M. Clark was honored with the prestigious John D. Nichols Impact Award for his dedication to Chicago youth. Five outstanding young people received awards for displaying exemplary leadership in various areas of their lives. Although some of the young… Read more »

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  • The Importance of Foster Families

    You may not recognize them in the store or walking down the street, but thousands of foster families provide a home for children who have been removed from their original homes and placed in the care of state. Children may be placed in care for a number of reasons, but most causes are related to… Read more »

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  • A Steadfast Desire to Serve

    Motivated to help those in need, Kevin Hynes came to UCAN in hopes of making an impact…

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