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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 19, 2017 Request For Proposals (RFP) For The Restoring Individuals Through Supportive Environments (R.I.S.E.) Program
High Alert Jan 4, 2017 Request For Proposals (RFP) The Juvenile Intervention Support Center (JISC)
High Alert Dec 14, 2016 Volunteer For The 2017 Homeless Count

Most Recent News (Youth/Teens)

Jan 03,2017 Mayor Emanuel Expands Mentoring Services For Another 660 Youth, Nearing Halfway Point To Overall Mentoring Goal
Dec 20,2016 Chicago Cultural Center to Host Free Family Performances as Part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival January 20–22, 2017
Dec 05,2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches Next Phase Of Comprehensive Mentoring Initiative Through An RFP To Reach 1,000 Additional Youth
Nov 09,2016 Stomp, Rudolph and Santa to Headline Chicago’s Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov 07,2016 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces 2017 Program Dates

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Supporting Information

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