Dr. Corey W. Jordan, Pediatrician recently joined the CYP staff to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine
Listen in on their conversation. This video is intended for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement by Chicago Youth Programs of any vaccine, provider, or manufacturer. Vaccination is a personal choice.
Please visit our justgiving page to honor Black History Month
Celebrate Black History month with us as we honor our past and secure our future. "If we stand tall it is because we stand on the backs of our ancestors." - African Proverb
Season of Hope 2020 in Review
Seasons Greetings. From all of us at CYP, thank you to everyone who helped to make our Season of Hope 2020 merry and bright.
South Side Youth Center Gets New Gym To Serve Hundreds Of Kids Thanks To Grant, Local Help
Christmas comes early to CYP! Thanks to funding from Republic Services & the partnership of Rebuilding Together of Metro Chicago, our youth, families, and staff will enjoy some improvements to our space when we’re able to welcome everyone back. Including a new gym floor!
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Malcolm Vinson
Malcolm is from the South side of Chicago and was invited to the program by an administrator/teacher at his middle school.
Summer News Update
Cooking, Coding, and Public Speaking were just some of the programs offered this summer; coupled with Basketball Training and virtual field trips, our six (6) week summer CYvP Program for Pre-K through High School was absolutely amazing! Let’s not forget the addition of Family Night, which was held twice weekly, as a way to give parents an opportunity to engage in fun activities with their children and the CYP community.
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Nikia Fitch
Nikkia was born and raised in Cabrini Green Housing projects and her grandmother enrolled her and her sister in the program in 1991.
As our team grows, we will post here to share new career opportunities with Chicago Youth Programs.
During COVID 19 CYP has made adjustments to continue our work in the community.
Chicago Youth Programs has transitioned to working remotely. While the current crisis necessitates how we work, it is clearer now perhaps more than ever, the importance of why we do what we do. It is moments like these that underscore the vital role we play in the lives of our youth and their families, acting now as a pipeline to connect them with much needed resources as they too navigate this crisis.
Spring News Update
CYP partnered with Feed Chicago and provided seven hundred and fifty (750) hot meals to families and essential workers in the community. We especially want to thank Epic Burger and Beach Burrito for their contributions.
Update on the 2020 Hope Gala
The 2020 Hope Gala has been postponed. Because the COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing circumstance, we have not yet conﬁrmed the new date.
HOPE/I AM CYP
To celebrate our annual Hope Gala, CYP youth and staff wrote and recorded this song to inspire us all to continue to believe in ourselves, and to remember the collective power of coming together.