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Our New Leader

Dear Friends, We are thrilled to announce Craig Lynch as Youth & Opportunity United’s new Chief Executive Officer. Craig will begin on July 1st as Y.O.U.’s fourth exec……
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Craig Lynch

Craig has over 26 years of experience helping Chicagoans create better futures through education and access to vital support services. Craig most recently served as the Chief Progr……
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Marina Marich

Marina Marich is a communications consultant with a background rooted in journalism and corporate communications. Marina develops strategic communications programming across ind……
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Lucinda Fox

Lucinda Fox has lived in Evanston since 1993, and is a retired entrepreneur and mother of three children. Lucinda served on the Chiaravalle Montessori School Board of Trustees……
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Karin Ruetzel

Karin is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Evanston. In her practice, Karin sees children and adults from Evanston and neighboring communities. She has served a……
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Gladys James

Gladys serves as the Afterschool Program Manager at Walker Elementary School.
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Y.O.U.'s Continued Commitment to Racial Justice

Y.O.U. is heartbroken by the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man and father, shot by Kenosha police in front of his children. We grieve with the Evanston community over the……
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Important Fall Program Updates

Y.O.U. extends our continued wishes for your health and safety. More than ever, we are grateful for your support of our work. Y.O.U. provides academic, social, and emotional suppo……
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Supporting Yourself & Youth Through Stay at Home Orders and Quarantine

Supporting Yourself & Youth Through Stay at Home Orders and Quarantine, a virtual workshop for adult caregivers of youth in elementary or middle school As we enter winter bre……
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María Ximena Valenzuela

María Ximena serves as the Afterschool Program Manager at Chute Middle School.
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