Help Young Chicago Leaders Inc. Today

Building a better tomorrow 

for youth today!


Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Who we are


Young Chicago Leaders was founded in 2016 by Gershom Matthews and Mercides Parker to give youth a safe and fun outlet after school and during the summer. YCL is a 501(c)3, tax exempt, non-profit organization that provides educational development, charitable and community outreach to youth through fine arts, recreation, sports and extracurricular programs to create positive outcomes for inner-city youth.

EIN Number: 81-3798351

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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

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Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.

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Contact Us

Young Chicago Leaders Inc.

3473 S. King Dr. #477 Chicago, IL 60615


Calling Hours

Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm

Saturday - 12pm - 6pm

Sunday - 1pm - 5pm