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The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services provides funding for more than 200 organizations that operate out-of-school programs for youth ages 6-18. Programs range from sports and recreation to arts, education and personal development, summer job resources are also available.  Other departments across the city provide programs and other online information focused specially for youth.  Provided below are links are citywide Services, News, Alerts, and Supporting Information useful for kids, and provided by departments all across the City.

Alerts (Youth/Teens)

High Alert Apr 15, 2015 DFSS announces 2015 participating organizations for three One Summer Chicago (OSC) programs (Greencorps, Summer Youth Employment Program and One Summer Chicago Plus)
High Alert Apr 2, 2015 Application Period For One Summer Chicago Is Now Underway

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Apr 16,2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces 24,000 Job Opportunities Available For Youth Through One Summer Chicago 2015
Apr 13,2015 Up, Up and Away! 17th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival Returns to Lincoln Park/Montrose Harbor on May 2
Mar 18,2015 City Council Authorizes Federal Funding To Support The Bridges To Pathways Juvenile Justice Program
Mar 05,2015 Summer Jobs for Immigrant Youth to Teach Communities about Administrative Relief
Feb 17,2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces $10 Million Private Investment, Tripling One Summer Chicago Plus Youth Job Opportunities

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Supporting Information

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