Comer Education Campus is anchored by Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer Middle School, and Gary Comer College Prep.

Pursue Your Passions

Whether your interests lie in technology, the arts, music, journalism, sports or urban agriculture, we offer a safe and supportive environment that you can call your own! This is the place to develop your unique talents, learn, grow and have fun.

For over a decade, Comer Education Campus has been enriching the lives of young people from across Chicago’s South Side. Anchored by the state-of-the-art Gary Comer Youth Center, our goal is to help young people expand their horizons, discover their passions while fostering growth and achievement. Learn more about our campus here.

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Upcoming Events

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COVID-19 Virtual Programs

Check the full calendar for COVID-19 Virtual Program days, times and other details

Explore Summer 2020 Employment Opportunities

We are now taking applications. Learn more.

Family Nights

Gather the family and head to GCYC for a night of fun! Mondays & Fridays, September 11 - December 14, from 6 - 8 PM.

Strides for Peace 2020 Race Week

Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00am

Onsite Registration Assistance

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:00pm

8th Annual Comer Education Campus Benefit

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 12:00pm

Financial Aid Sessions-FAFSA Workshops

Monday, October 19, 2020 at 5:00pm

Financial Aid Sessions-FAFSA Workshops

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:00pm

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youth served annually


meals and snacks served annually to members


lbs of fresh produce grown since 2006


teen internships and jobs


students pursuing college degrees


events catered by youth culinary team


teens visited Yellowstone on an ecological trip


students participated in career day

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Fall Update:

Important information for GCYC Families: 

  • Registration will open for onsite & virtual fall programs will open Monday, August 31 at 12PM
  • Onsite academic support & tutoring opportunities begin Monday, September 14
  • Onsite Middle School & Teen Programs will begin Monday, September 21.
  • Please continue to monitor your email for more information. 
  • Please visit Fall 2020 Program Registration for more information on how to create an account and sign up for programs in our new system.