CYP

Chicago Youth Program

Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois

Neighborhood:

South Loop

Property Type:

CYP Washington Park Youth Center

Architects:

Loewenberg Architects


Status: Completed 2003

Established by volunteers in 1995, the Washington Park Youth Program (WPYP) is CYP’s largest community program. Serving the high-need communities of Washington Park, Grand Boulevard and surrounding areas, WPYP provides youth with tutoring, mentoring, recreation, college and career preparations, scholarships, and free high-quality health care from volunteer physicians at CYP’s Washington Park Children’s Free Clinic. Completed in 2003 by from in-kind donations from Magellan Development Group, Loewenberg Architects, CS Associates, McHugh Construction and many others the Community Center houses a tutoring room, library, pre-school area, gymnasium, computer lab and outside playground. Currently, the WPYP serves over 150 youth and is sustained by over 175 volunteers.