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Pursue Your Passions

Whether your interests lie in technology, the arts, music, journalism, sports or urban agriculture, we offer a safe and supportive environment that you can call your own! This is the place to develop your unique talents, learn, grow and have fun.

For ten years, Gary Comer Youth Center has been enriching the lives of young people from across Chicago’s South Side with academic and enrichment programs that foster future success.

Our goal is to help young people expand their horizons outside of the classroom, discovering their passions and fostering growth and achievement.

Join today!

Upcoming Events

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No Programming Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00am

GCYC is closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:00am

Last Day of After School Programming

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12:00am

MHA LRNG Citywide Youth Skills Training

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:00am

Chicago Community Chorus- Many Moods of Music

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00pm

Great Summer Fun Camp Begins

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00am

Annual Open House

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 5:00pm



youth served annually


meals and snacks served annually to members


lbs of fresh produce grown


teen internships and jobs


students pursuing college degrees


events catered by youth culinary team


teens visited Yellowstone on an ecological trip


students participated in career day

What's Happening at GCYC

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