Due to the state-wide COVID-19 quarantine Young Chicago Authors has suspended all in-person programming. Please see our calendar for our virtual program offerings.

IMPACT OVERVIEW

Young Chicago Authors receives vital funding from foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals. Without the support of our philanthropic community, we would not be able to provide innovative creative writing programs to Chicago Youth.

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84%

Of students in YCA's Education Partnerships program realized gains in artistic, social, or emotional skills

129+

Zip codes brought together at the Louder Than a Bomb Chicago Youth Poetry Festival

10k

Young people between the ages of 13 and 23 yrs directly served each year

90%

Of program participants felt like they were better writers because of YCA