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.

Our 2021 changemakers  awarded grant funds totaling $30,000 to four local organizations (Alivio Medical Center, The Community House, Metropolitan Family Services Southwest, and Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society). Together these organizations are working to increase health equity and provide mental health support throughout our communities.
Community Memorial Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of The Burjan Family, Moira & Paul Naffah, and Corlyn & Jeff Simmons in facilitating the YC2 program.

Information about the 2022 YC2 program will be available in September.
Please contact Beth Murin, YC2 Program Coordinator, at 630.654.4729.



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