Listening to Teens: Conversations Lead to Renewed Partnerships Between United Church of Christ-related Organizations in Chicago


When a group of executives from United Church of Christ-related Advocate Healthcare recently sat down with youth from the UCC’s UCAN in Chicago, the outcome was beyond the average “let us give you advice” results. “Our purpose was to help our senior leaders experience UCAN firsthand through a visit to its new facility, and to […]

UCAN Works On All Fronts to Curb Gun Violence


To address the multi-faceted issue of youth gun violence, United Church of Christ-related UCAN knows it has to take more than one approach to the problem. UCAN, a Chicago organization that serves more than 10,000 at-risk youth, starts in the schools. Through its Hands Without Guns program, mentors help high school students explore alternatives to violence. […]