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.

Students will review grant applications from local organizations, conduct site visits, and at the end of the semester-long program, award up to $30,000 to nonprofit organizations that further the mission and vision of Community Memorial Foundation.

Applications for the 2022 YC2 program are due on Friday, November 5, 2021 by 5:00 PM.

Please contact Beth Murin, Program & Communications Officer, at 630.654.4729.

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

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