One of the original three centers to form Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) in 1956, Elliott Donnelley Youth Center in Bronzeville/Grand Boulevard offers a Continuum of Caring. Well-trained youth-development specialists give individual attention to youth to help them with academic achievement and social and life skills development. Following the Positive Youth Development model, the goal is to give members the tools, support, and guidance they need to reach their full potential through the following age-specific programs. Special features of this center are the Illinois Tool Works College and Career readiness (CCR) center, a full-size indoor swimming pool, the Art Park recreation area, and the Lou Jones Fitness Park, with a running track.
In addition, EDYC has a College and Career Readiness (CCR) Center and counselor, who makes sure youth understand the importance of post-secondary education to their future success. The counselor and CCR center have all the information and resources to help members prepare for and apply to college or vocational training and seek scholarships and financial aid.
Elliott Donnelley Youth Center
3947 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653