CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), Chicago's largest independent youth and family services organization will present its second annual Shake & Stir on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6-10 p.m. Hosted at the Wintrust Grand Banking Hall, this James Bond-themed fundraiser will celebrate and raise funds for CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center and its work with children and families in North Lawndale. The event is hosted by CYC's Auxiliary Board, comprised of Chicago young professionals. GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, will be the event's presenting sponsor.
"North Lawndale is a historically underserved community, but its leaders are committed to creating positive change," said Dan Feeney, CYC Board Chair. "CYC is proud to be part of a movement by North Lawndale community leaders, residents, and organizations to invest in the neighborhood's future by providing a pathway toward upward mobility for its children. Shake & Stir will celebrate our children's success and raise money to continue this critical work."
CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center, located at 3415 W. 13th Place, houses a high-tech Maker Lab, outdoor peace garden, computer lab, and a fully-equipped gymnasium. Each year, this Center serves more than 200 children in North Lawndale.
"As a CYC Auxiliary Board member and on behalf of GTCR, I thank the entire CYC organization for all of the incredible work they do for youth in Chicago," said Jeff Heh, Vice President at GTCR. "We're proud to take an active part in supporting the CYC Shake & Stir in 2017."
About Shake & Stir Located at Wintrust Grand Banking Hall (231 S. LaSalle Street), Shake & Stir will feature an open bar, local bites, dancing, music, and an extensive silent auction with gift certificates and tickets to sporting events, theater shows, restaurants and more. To purchase tickets visit www.chicagoyouthcenters.org/shake-and-stir or call (312) 913-1700, ext. 424.
About Chicago Youth Centers: CYC supports children and families in underserved communities so they can succeed in the 21st century. Through its seven Centers and several partner sites, CYC provides the experiences and resources needed for youth ages 3-18 to persist academically and develop socially and emotionally. Learn more at www.chicagoyouthcenters.org.
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