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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 Jan 29, 2016 Supportive Services For Permanaent Supportive Housing For Transition Aged Youth And Frequent Users Of The Shelter System Families Request for Proposal (RFP)

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Feb 05,2016 Up All Night With The “Beests” at the Chicago Cultural Center
Jan 26,2016 Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen with Photography by Lena Herzog
Jan 14,2016 2016 Chicago DCASE Exhibition Schedule, Featuring Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests
Dec 15,2015 “Wired Fridays” Electrifies the Chicago Cultural Center this Winter and Spring
Nov 09,2015 Renée Fleming to Headline Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 24, in Millennium Park

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Supporting Information

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