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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Chicago Youth Centers

Where possibility lives

three stars

87.34

218 South Wabash Avenue Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 913-1700   Web Site
EIN: 36-2344429

Board Leadership
Thomas D. Vander Veen
Chairman

CEO
Kevin Cherep
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.34 three stars
  Financial 82.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) equalizes access to high quality youth development programs for children living in Chicago's divested communities. By providing innovative early childhood and out-of-school time programs for children ages 3-18, CYC gives youth the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to become engaged, well-rounded adults and to succeed in the 21st century workplace. CYC invests in youth in underserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. CYC offers services to children and youth, ages 3-19, in Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, South Shore, and Riverdale/Altgeld through six community centers.

Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) equalizes access to high quality youth development programs for children living in Chicago's divested communities. By providing innovative early childhood and out-of-school time programs for children ages 3-18, CYC gives youth the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to become engaged, well-rounded adults and to succeed in the 21st century workplace. CYC invests in youth in underserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. CYC offers services to children and youth, ages 3-19, in Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, South Shore, and Riverdale/Altgeld through six community centers.

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Financial

three stars

82.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Youth Centers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Youth Centers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Youth Centers (IL) 87.34 three stars
Girls in the Game (IL) 87.11 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida (FL) 93.91 four stars
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (CA) 88.98 three stars
Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps (TX) 92.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $979,265
   Federated Campaigns $70,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $873,931
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,869,545
Total Contributions $7,792,741
   Program Service Revenue $289,846
Total Primary Revenue $8,082,587
   Other Revenue $343,167
TOTAL REVENUE $8,425,754
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,639,488
   Administrative Expenses $857,290
   Fundraising Expenses $411,478
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,908,256
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-482,502
   
Net Assets $7,289,548

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Early Childhood Education $4,385,385 57.4%
School-Age Child Development $1,836,011 24.0%
Teen Leadership Development $1,418,092 18.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 87.34 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.02 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 87.30 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.30 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 80.80 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 85.61 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 84.60 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 85.58 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.84 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 74.67 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 85.09 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 94.64 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 90.66 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 78.85 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 76.01 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 75.93 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 76.15 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 77.92 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 79.23 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2344429
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO YOUTH CENTERS
NTEE Code O20
NTEE Classification Youth Centers, Clubs, Multipurpose
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(325) Camp
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$207,533 2.32% Kevin Cherep President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Youth Centers (IL) 87.34 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council (FL) 85.49 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (MO) 96.04 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (NV) 94.15 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming (WY) 86.34 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Youth Centers
218 South Wabash Avenue
Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 913-1700
fax: (312) 913-1800
EIN: 36-2344429

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Board Leadership

Thomas D. Vander Veen
Chairman

CEO

Kevin Cherep
President and CEO

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