Our Mission

Our MissionChicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in underserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. Caring for Our Communities For 57 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in seven communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement. Our centers are characterized by passionate and committed staff and serve as learning centers for our kids, community resources, and safe spaces.

Our Programs Early Childhood Education (ages 3-5) 900+ children served annually

School-Age Child Development (ages 6-12) 1,200+ served annually

Teen Leadership Development & Intervention (ages 13-19) 570+ served annually

Camp Rosenthal (ages 7-15) 390+ served annually

Your Dollars at Work We are proud and careful stewards of the dollars you invest in our work. We are very proud that more than 85% of every dollar raised goes directly to support of our programs.