Our Programs

Chicago Youth Programs engages youth long-term, from birth to college.

Clinic & Preventative Health

CYP was founded with the hope of improving the health of youth living in at-risk communities. CYP runs two free health clinics, one at our Washington Park Community Center, the other out of donated space in Lurie Children’s Hospital.

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Middle School Initiative

Established by volunteers in 1995, the Washington Park Youth Program (WPYP) is CYP’s largest community program which serves the high-need communities of Washington Park, Englewood, and surrounding areas.

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Higher Education & Scholarship

Serving all three program communities, CYP’s Higher Education and Scholarship program helps to provide the resources necessary for our youth to pursue higher education.

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Washington Park
Youth Program

Established by volunteers in 1995, the Washington Park Youth Program (WPYP) is CYP’s largest community program which serves the high-need communities of Washington Park, Englewood, and surrounding areas.

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Cabrini Green / North Lawndale
Youth Program

The Cabrini Green Youth Program (CGYP) was founded in 1984 by a group of Northwestern University Medical School students concerned about the plight of children living in the Cabrini Green housing project, located near the medical school.

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Uptown Community Youth Program

CYP volunteers founded the Uptown Community Youth Program in 1998 to bring CYP’s comprehensive program approach to this economically and culturally diverse north side neighborhood.

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