Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) provides quality Jewish early childhood education programs to over 500 individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds throughout Chicagoland. We distribute scholarships annually to ensure that family income isn’t a barrier to accessing childcare, summer camp, and other JCYS programs.
JCYS is not affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, so we rely on individual gifts, corporate donations, grants, and fundraisers to continue our work.
General donations to JCYS are unrestricted and help provide quality educational and recreational youth programming and board leadership support to the agency. Donate here.
Your gift to the Hanukkah Campaign helps provide extraordinary educational, recreational, and board leadership development programs to the JCYS community. We wish you a joyous holiday season. Donate here.
With this campaign, we honor the passion of beloved past executive director Charles “Chuck” Desser. As an alumnus of the JCYS Board, thank you for taking this opportunity to help today’s board of young leaders continue the tradition in which we all play a part. Donate here.
Congratulate a friend or family member, honor someone’s memory or recognize a coworker for a job well done with JCYS commemoration cards. Donate here.
JCYS accepts donations of goods and services from community members and businesses. These gifts include auction donations, as well as toys, sports equipment, art supplies, and more for our family centers and summer programs. Contact Sondra Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Your substantial contribution can support a program or service now and into the future with a major gift or endowment. Donate here.
Our history of over a century of programs and services illuminates our continuity. Become a member of the JCYS Visionary Circle by pledging your continued support to the mission of JCYS and ensure that future generations will benefit from JCYS programs and services.