CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 3, Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) will dedicate CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center (formerly CYC-ABC Polk Bros. Youth Center) to commemorate the life and legacy of CYC's co-founder, the prominent architect, engineer and philanthropist Sidney Epstein. The Polk Bros. Foundation made the dedication possible. Community leaders will join the Polk Bros. Foundation, CYC, and friends and family of Sidney Epstein to celebrate the occasion. The Center, located at 3415 W. 13th Place, serves children and families in North Lawndale.
"Sidney Epstein was a valued and committed civic leader in Chicago," said Sandra P. Guthman, President and CEO of the Polk Bros. Foundation, where Epstein served as a Board member for more than 27 years. "His passion for the city's youth was evident in everything he touched – his life with his family, his work with the Polk Bros. Foundation, and, indelibly, in his co-founding of Chicago Youth Centers. We are so pleased that generations to come will know his legacy as they pass through the doors of CYC's Sidney Epstein Youth Center."
Epstein was an accomplished architect, whose firm, A. Epstein and Sons, International, transformed cities around the world, including Chicago. He co-founded Chicago Youth Centers in 1956 to transform the lives of underserved children. The dedication of CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center will honor Epstein's legacy and celebrate his accomplishments.
"I know that Sid would be incredibly proud to see this Center today, which is thriving and vibrant," said Sidney Epstein's wife, Sondra Berman Epstein. "The CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center will empower these children to realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. That is Sid's greatest ambition come true."
About Chicago Youth Centers: CYC provides a pathway out of poverty and violence for 2,000 children each year by surrounding them with the resources needed to succeed and persist in school, their daily lives, and the workforce. CYC provides innovative spaces for learning; engaged families and mentors; and programs designed to expand children's abilities to reason, create, communicate, and collaborate. Learn more at www.chicagoyouthcenters.org, on Twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Page, Director of Communications
Chicago Youth Centers (312)913-1700 ext. 451
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