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Black History Month Celebration - Inspirational Black Leaders

In honor of Black History Month, we asked our staff to share influential Black leaders who have made an impact on their lives and their work. Included here are just a few of the Black innovators who have been important to our team, and a reminder to continue this focus on advocacy and equity all year long.

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A Message From Our CEO: Happy Lunar New Year and Black History Month

KYC's CEO Grace Hong Duffin shares wishes for a Happy Lunar New Year and welcomes Black History Month.

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Program Spotlight - Employment Services

KYC's Employment Services program works with qualifying individuals who are living with a mental health diagnosis or physical disability and are looking to find work for the first time, or to re-engage in the workplace following a period of time that kept them from working. The team works to creatively support the needs of clients while empowering each individual through growing their natural skill sets in the workplace.

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Celebrating our Drop-In Program

KYC is proud to share a recent email our teams received from a par­tic­i­pant in our Mount Prospect Drop-In Pro­gram. Through­out the…

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Thank You for Making the 2021 Holidays Brighter

Thanks to our incredible KYC Community, we were thrilled to share extra holiday cheer with over 500 of the people we serve together.

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Office Closure: On-Site Services Going Remote Beginning December 28th, 2021

All KYC locations will close by the end of the business day on December 27th, 2021. Our team will be working remotely during this time.

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Latinx Parent Support for Positive Youth Development

This new, non-clinical parent group meets monthly and discusses various issues related to supporting Latinx youth and parents residing in the Elk Grove Village community.

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Cheers to 50 Years!

On November 6th, 2020, Kenneth Young Center celebrated our 50th anniversary. We kicked off a year-long #KYC50For50 Campaign, in which we highlighted (more than) 50 events and stories we shared together. Each feature highlights a part of the work we're able to do today because of the care, dedication, and support that our communities have shown us to get us to this milestone. Please enjoy the video recap below of our celebratory campaign. As we now gratefully honor 51 years of service to our communities, we are welcoming our next 50 years of impact together. We couldn't be more honored to do this work with, and for, each of you.

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Adopt a Family: Share Kindness & Holiday Cheer

Your gift creates a brighter holiday for KYC clients.

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Drug Take Back: A Community Initiative

As we begin to cope with the feelings that come with cold weather, it’s important to address how our medications practices can keep our community safe.

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