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Chicago Youth Hopes to Improve Community After College

Chicago Youth Hopes to Improve Community After College

  • 3/16/2014 7:00:00 PM
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Congratulations to our most recent recipient of the Tom Jeffers Fund for Continuing Education Scholarship, Eugene Marshall. Eugene is a Chicago YAP graduate and freshman at Northern Illinois University where he is majoring in Business. Eugene was referred to YAP in 2010 and worked with Advocate Byron Steele. Eugene was 1 of 5 boys that Byron worked with on Chicago’s Southside at the time. Eugene was surviving some serious challenges at the time. He lived with his grandmother in Roseland, ...
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YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates Discusses Youth Violence in Chicago at the Kennedy School at Harvard

YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates Discusses Youth Violence in Chicago at the Kennedy School at Harvard

  • 11/18/2013 10:37:00 AM
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Steve Gates, YAP Chicago Director will join Illinois State Representative Ken Dunkin and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Jean Claude Brizard in a panel discussion, Stemming the Tide: Confronting Youth Violence in Chicago. The program is hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Leadership and facilitated by YAP's Policy & Advocacy Center Advisory Board Member, Hayling Price, a student at the Kennedy School. Steve will share YAP's approach in Chicago where, under his leadership, 94...
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Watch YAP Director Talk about Poverty ON MSNBC

  • 9/16/2012 9:53:00 AM
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Director Steve Gates participated in a panel on MSNBC Sunday morning to talk about poverty, education and violence and how programs like YAP, which address people's individual needs and provide intensive services to entire families, can help to alleviate some of the obstacles impoverished children face and give families hope. On the show, he and other panelists recognized how important it is to invest in programs that work to help America's poor.   
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YAP's Innovative Chicago Anti-Violence Program Highlighted in NY Times Magazine Article About Poverty in America

  • 8/19/2012 9:49:00 AM
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In the August 19, 2012 NY Times Magazine, author Paul Tough frames the issue of poverty in America through the lens of YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates and his work with YAP kids and families in Chicago's Roseland community. It is a poignant look at poverty in America and what Steve and his YAP team have been able to do to help the families who would otherwise be left behind. Tough, who advocates for funding programs like YAP to reach the most hard-to-reach families, notes in the story the pendi...
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Success in Chicago

  • 6/28/2012 9:41:00 AM
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Congratulations to the youth in the Chicago YAP program who successfully completed their goals and graduated from the program on Friday, June 22. New York Knicks center Amar'e Stoudemire attended the ceremony and provided words of inspiration to the youth.
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