Join your neighbors and community as we address the epidemic of violence in Chicago. People from all sides of the city are coming together to participate in the 4th annual Polar Peace March hosted by St. Pauls United Church of Christ. All proceeds support UCAN's Violence Intervention and Prevention Services which empowers young people to create life-changing opportunities that ensure safer futures. UCAN works with schools and other community partners to build resilience, influence behavior and reinforce learning opportunities to avoid the pitfalls of violence. Thank you for standing together to #StartTheLove with St. Pauls and UCAN!
Start fundraising today to have a chance to win these exclusive prizes*:
- Just for creating a fundraising page you will be entered to win an Amazon Echo.
- Everyone who raises at least $100 through their page will also be entered to win a $200 Target Gift Card.
- For our top supporters who raise more than $250, you will be entered to win everything listed above AND either of the following: Chicago Blackhawk Tickets (4), Chicago Cubs Tickets (4)
*Must create page and/or raise funds by Sunday, January 7, 2018 to be entered in raffles.
Become part of the solution today. Your donation will support programs and activities that will steer young people away from violence and help shape their futures.
- $50 can sponsor a youth to lead a workshop at UCAN's annual Youth Peace Summit
- $100 can supply a youth with a monthly transportation card so they can participate in various exposure outings
- $250 can fund a summer camp or art therapy experience in Lake Geneva
- $500 can provide a summer job for young adults who are ready to work
- $1,000 can fund a group of 10 youth in a development group in North Lawndale
- $2,500 can enroll a deserving youth into UCAN’s 8-week leadership program
- $5,000 can provide one youth a year of one-on-one mentoring
As a result of UCAN's Violence Intervention and Prevention Services in 2016:
- 70% of youth experienced no arrests, regardless of prior arrest status
- 60% of youth have become engaged in community programs and supports beyond UCAN
- 70% of youth showed an increase in resiliency factors which contributes to them becoming healthy, productive adults
UCAN's mission is to build strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education and empowerment. Founded over 147 years ago as a Civil War orphanage, we are one of Chicago's oldest, yet most innovative, social service agencies. Today UCAN serves over 11,500 at-risk children, youth and families across Illinois through more than 30 programs.
Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsor: