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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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  • Climbing to Great Heights

    Activities such as these, which invoke a healthy amount of fear, are an excellent opportunity…

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  • Adventure Therapy Brings New Opportunities to UCAN Youth

    “This is just one of example of how Adventure Therapy offers really unique, “out of the box” opportunities for our clients to challenge themselves and discover new strengths and abilities. I’m honored to be a part of it.”

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  • A Powerful Mentor, Advocate and Investor

    When asked why he is committed to supporting UCAN’s youth with his time, talent and treasure, UCAN Governing Board member Markell Bridges has a simple answer…

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  • Earl finds connections through mentorship

    Earl came to UCAN at age 20 through The Peace Hub program after watching several friends and family members fall victim to gun violence…

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  • Nashauna and UCAN – A partnership for life

    Nashauna has grown up fast and takes pride in telling the details of a somewhat difficult story…

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