Additional Programs
  • Depaul University
  • Evans Scholars Foundation
  • Moneythink
  • New Leaders
  • North Lawndale College Preparatory Charter High School
  • OneGoal
  • The Ounce of Prevention Fund
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • University of Michigan
Additional Programs
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • AJC Global Jewish Advocacy
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
  • Inspiration Corporation
  • Misericordia
  • Pencils of Promise
  • Project Night Night
  • SCOPE
  • Shining Hope for Communities
  • Spark Ventures
  • The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
  • The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Additional Programs
  • Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Food Allergy Initiative
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • LUNGevity
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Northwestern Integrative Medicine
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • University of Chicago Medicine
Additional Programs
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • The Field Museum
  • Harris Theater
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • The Renaissance Society
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Writers Theatre

Young Chicago Authors (YCA) believes that through words, young people can promote tolerance and remove barriers, transforming their lives and society. YCA cultivates this belief by offering free weekly writing sessions, workshops, and in-school residency programs. Louder Than a Bomb, the largest original poetry festival for youth in the world, is YCA’s annual event where some 900 students from more than 100 schools compete in both individual and group performances.

Young Chicago Authors