YC2 | Young Community Changemakers

Young Community Changemakers (YC2) is a leadership development program designed to educate and empower local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists–those who give their time, talent and treasure for the common good.

YC2 is a youth philanthropy program offered to juniors and seniors from Hinsdale Central High SchoolLyons Township High School, Nazareth Academy, and Riverside Brookfield High School. Curricula encourages students to explore our local community and its social needs; learn about philanthropic theory; and engage in organizational evaluation and grantmaking. At the end of the program, students collectively award up to $30,000 to nonprofit organizations that further the mission and vision of Community Memorial Foundation.

Applications for the 2021 YC2 program are currently being accepted. Learn more and apply by viewing our program brochure, downloading an application or viewing our introductory video below.

YC2 Applications are due on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM.





Please contact Beth Murin, YC2 Program Coordinator, at 630.654.4729.

Community Memorial Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of The Burjan Family, Moira & Paul Naffah, and Jeff and Corlyn Simmons in facilitating the YC2 program.

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