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Recent Press Releases

JCYS Opening New Center in Lincoln Square Ravenswood Friday, October 12, 2018

Jewish Council for Youth Services Awarded Jim Joseph Foundation Grant Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Barbara Buchstane Haworth Selected as new Chief Executive Officer of JCYS Tuesday, September 12, 2017

JCYS Welcomes Director of New Family Center in Wicker Park Thursday, April 28, 2016

Groundbreaking for new JCYS Family Center in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood  Tuesday, July 21, 2015

JCYS in the News

Jewish Council For Youth Services Opening New Center In Lincoln Square Next Summer
Block Club Chicago – Oct. 18, 2018

Day Camp Created for Children with ADHD
ABC-7 Chicago – July 1, 2018

An autistic teenager from Lake Zurich challenges long odds to try and earn Boy Scouts’ highest rank
Chicago Tribune/Pioneer Press – June 20, 2018

Meet Jason Schraub of Operation HOPE in South Side and West Side
VoyageChicago – May 29, 2018

Lake Zurich teen reaches huge goal
Chicago Parent – May 16, 2018

Summer camp options for kids with special needs
Chicago Parent – February 19, 2018

Thank you to our teachers from a tired mom of young boys
ChicagoNow – May 7, 2017

Alyssa Knobel Announces Run for Re-Election to the Highland Park City Council
Chicago Tribune – Dec 2, 2016

Cubs fans take home pieces of Wrigley
Chicago Tribune – Sep 8, 2016

The best Chicago preschool with early education support
ChicagoNow – May 30, 2016

JCYS to Honor Family at Gala
The North Shore Weekend EAST – May 11, 2016

Summer treatment camp for kids with ADHD begins June 20
UIC Today – May 6, 2016

Making the Grade 2016
Chicago Parent – Jan 11, 2016

Gaga ball becoming the great playground equalizer
Chicago Tribune – Oct 20, 2015

Jewish Family Center To Start Construction Along Wicker Park’s North Avenue
DNAinfo – July 13, 2015

Camp STAR for kids with ADHD a life-changing experience
UIC Today – June 9, 2015

It’s summer camp in winter! North Shore Day Camp & NSDC Sports Host a Free Play Date this February
Deerfield Review – Feb 10, 2015

Summer camps for Chicagoland kids with special needs
Chicago Tribune – Feb 5, 2015

Holiday bazaar more than just shopping
Chicago Tribune – Oct 27, 2014

How a Jewish summer camp changed their lives
Crain’s Business Journal  |  July 18, 2014

Child psychologist to play starring role at camp
The North Shore Weekender  |  June 14, 2014

Summer camp offers help for children with ADHD
Chicago Tribune – Jul 9, 2014

Camp Henry Horner to celebrate 100 years of memories
Chicago Sun Times  |  July 9, 2014

7 Essentials for Day Camp
ChicagoNow – June 10, 2014

Toddler Ten Commandments
ChicagoNow: Lipstick & Lollipops  |  June 6, 2014

Shabbat Shalom before Passover
ChicagoNow – April 14, 2014

Thank you to my yoga class for four life lessons
ChicagoNow – March 27, 2014

Child going to camp?  Ask questions first
Cleveland Jewish News  |  January 30, 2014

Mandy Patinkin Talks ‘Homeland’ and His Chicago Roots
Michigan Avenue Magazine  |  October 2013