“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Our Chicago Youth Programs volunteers are the pillar of our program model. They selflessly donate their time to our youth, helping them navigate academic challenges, being mentors, advocates and even sounding boards for them. Without their dedication, the impact of our programs would be greatly diminished.

We currently have over 600 volunteers that carry our work forward. They come from institutions, companies, and partner organizations across the city, including:

  • buildOn
  • Chicago Cares
  • Friends of Washington Park
  • Gap
  • Junior League of Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • NU Law
  • NU Med
  • NU Physical Therapy
  • People’s Gas
  • University of Chicago


As long as poverty, injustice, and inequity persist, none of us can truly rest

Contribute long term capital appreciated property

Many people utilize this tax-efficient way of donating resources to charities. You get to deduct the market value of the assets contributed and avoid paying gain on the underlying unrealized gain.

If you would prefer contributing publicly traded marketable securities, like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF’s. Please instruct your broker to transfer those assets to the following CYP Brokerage Account:

Account name: Chicago Youth Programs | Account number: Z40-148397 | Broker name: Fidelity Investments | DTC number: 0226

To help facilitate the transfer, contact Jeff Cambell, Executive Director, CYP phone number 773-493-4052 x120. As always, please consult with your tax adviser as the above information does not constitute tax advice.