About

Located in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, the Gary Comer Youth Center is an innovative example of community commitment. Recognized as one of the nation’s most unique youth-serving organizations, GCYC is proud of the creative pathways provided via academic success, enrichment, and college and career preparation.

Leadership

Remington Price

Center Director

Brian Fredericks

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Amanda Anderson

Associate Director of Urban Agriculture

Jonathan Bates

Associate Director of Culinary Arts and Nutrition

Therese Ferguson

Director of Enrichment Programs

Ashley Harris

Director of TRiO Programs

Doug Kenney

Director of Engagement

Bill Ladd-Cawthorne

Director of Youth Employment

Marie Nolen

Director of Grants

Board

Monica Carney

Board Member

Guy B. Comer

BOARD MEMBER

Mark Grossmann

BOARD MEMBER

Greg Mooney

BOARD CHAIR

Charles Whitaker

BOARD MEMBER

Telisa Yancy

BOARD MEMBER

Elizabeth “Betsy” Young

BOARD MEMBER

Staff

Nia Anderson

Special Events Coordinator

Tracy Brown

Academic Tutor

Ashley Cheeks

Safety & Security Manager

Ana Gagliardi

Culinary Arts Program Manager

Payton Goodlet

Culinary Team

Jalen Goodman

Safety Officer

Mica Johnson

Upward Bound Program Manager

Monyeka Lewis

Safety Officer

Marilyn Myvett

Lead Culinary Worker

Sandra Reno

Urban Agriculture Production Manager

Shonda Saffold

Post Secondary Manager

Thomas Sewell

Safety Officer

Ammon Styles

Urban Agriculture Instructor

Frank Taylor

Center Technology Manager

Armani Thomas

Sports and Leadership Instructor

Lex Townsend

Safety Officer

Tiara Trapp

Comer Corps Coordinator

Chelsea Walker

ETS Manager

Cordell Washington

Sports and Leadership Instructor

Karin Winters

Urban Agriculture Program Manager

Grant Young

Database Systems and Compliance Administrator

Hector Bautista

Engineer

Xavier Rodgers

Engineer

Ron Stojak

Engineer

Site Credits

Paintings by ASM Arts Apprenticeship
Youth/Program Photography by Jasmin Shah & Cory Dewald & Doug Kenney
Architectural Photography by Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing
Copywriting & Editing by Gumbo Media Content Updates by Doug Kenney
Design & Development by Calvert & Co
Video by Doug Kenney; 5x12; Free Spirit Media & Youth Produced