We prepare young people for college, careers and futures as well-rounded, global citizens.
What We Do
Located in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, the Gary Comer Youth Center is an innovative example of community commitment. Recognized as one of the nation's most unique youth-serving organizations, GCYC is proud of the creative pathways provided via academic success, enrichment, and college and career preparation. Programs within the 80,000 square-foot facility include college readiness, athletics, academic tutoring, performing and visual arts, health and wellness, culinary arts, technology, media and urban agriculture, media arts and more. The Youth Center draws its membership from over 75 schools across Chicagoland.