This video will take you through UCAN's strategic commitment to the Lawndale community beyond the programs they run to also look at ways to build the local business economy. With their campus relocation project, they became intentional in supplier diversity and have become the sixth largest employer in North Lawndale. In addition, UCAN ensures that their leadership and board reflects their respective communities.

Founded 147 years ago as a Civil War orphanage, UCAN serves over 11,600 at-risk children, youth and families across Illinois through more than 30 programs that create a healing process for youth who have experienced trauma and provide a continuum of care

This video was produced with generous support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

All Videos in this Series

Learn how ANDRUS has transformed its trauma-informed and trauma-responsive model and developed a set of interactive tools that help children, families, and organizations cope with emotional, relational, psychological, and physical trauma. Hear how UCAN's strategic commitment to its community extends to building the local business economy. With their campus relocation project, they became intentional in supplier diversity and have become the sixth largest employer in North Lawndale. Learn about the internationally known Glasswing: Racial Healing training that focuses on how to effectively start conversations related to race and developing viable pathways in addressing racism. Hear how this their culture creates an authentic inclusion-focused environment for both staff and the communities it serves.