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UCAN 14th Annual Youth Leadership Awards Dinner

When: June 6, 2013 5:30 PM
United Club at Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Drive
Chicago IL

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has endorsed one Chicagoland charity – UCAN - to lead the new violence prevention initiative, Chicagoland Institute for Transforming Youth (CITY). In part of its efforts to raise funds for the new CITY initiative and its other programs, UCAN will host its 14TH ANNUAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS DINNER and fundraiser, at the United Club at Soldier Field. This year’s event will kick off with a special performance by Brandon Mahone, featured vocalist from Season 3 of NBC’S “THE VOICE,” and Rahm Emanuel is an invited guest.

About UCAN

UCAN is an innovative social service agency that, for 144 years, has been a sanctuary for youth who have suffered trauma. Today, serving more than 13,500 clients and employing more than 500 dedicated employees, UCAN offers a full continuum of services to meet the critical needs of Chicagoland’s at-risk populations. Recognized as a leader in trauma-informed treatment, violence prevention, youth development and diversity and inclusion, UCAN’s clinical approach to healing is united, culturally relevant and consistent. We believe that everyone has a voice and the right to realize their full potential.

About the Youth Leadership Awards Dinner

The Youth Leadership Awards Dinner is UCAN's flagship fundraiser held annually in June. This important evening is dedicated to the academic and personal achievements of UCAN's outstanding youth. Each year, five exceptional young people are recognized for academic and personal achievement, and receive scholarships for higher education. A special award is presented to the John E. Rooney Dynamic Scholar of the Year, which is sponsored by the family of the late John E. Rooney, former CEO of U.S. Cellular. 2014’s event also includes the inaugural John D. Nichols Impact Award.

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