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August 2, 2022

Intent to Apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) and Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65 intend to submit continuing applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs) programs at Chute Middle School, Nichols Middle School, Oakton Elementary School, Walker Elementary School, and Washington Elementary School. Y.O.U. and Evanston Township High School District 202 intend to subm…More

April 18, 2022

Intent to Apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) and Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65 intend to submit applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs) program at Dawes Elementary School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School, and Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies. 21st CCLC programs encourage collaborative partnerships with community organizations…More

March 28, 2022

Y.O.U. Awarded $635,000 for Expanded Programming in Partnership with District 65

We are thrilled to announce that Y.O.U. was awarded a $635,000 Community Partnership Grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. This funding will support post-pandemic opportunity gaps in teaching and learning with a specific focus on social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. Y.O.U. will use this funding in several ways. We are piloting program expansions at both King Arts and Dawes Elementary…More

February 28, 2022

Y.O.U. 2022 Annual Benefit Pivot

Join us in our 2022 pivot! 100% of your support will support empowering youth and expanding opportunities. Make a Donation In lieu of participating in our traditional event, please contribute directly to our vital work using the Donation link above! Your gift is 100% tax-deductible. If you would like to make your gift via check, donor-advised fund, or stock transfer, please contact Kelsey Caspersen, Associ…More

February 21, 2022

Y.O.U. Expands Post-Secondary Support for Youth

Y.O.U. is excited to announce plans to expand and further develop our post-secondary support for college-bound and college-enrolled youth through collaboration with Evanston Scholars. Evanston Community Foundation awarded $20,000 for our organizations to partner in the coming year through an E-Town Innovation Grant. Through technical assistance provided by Evanston Scholars and mutual referrals, we will increase the …More