Our mission is to strengthen the value of youth art and culture by providing equal access to communal, artistic, and cultural resources that allow youth to become creative and engaged community members.

We provide programs for youth ages 13 to 24 years old, offered during the fall and spring after school, with longer day sessions during the summer. Programs range in technical skill and theme from basic drawing and painting, to public performance, blogging, comic and zine making, quinceañera aesthetics, mural painting and graffiti, just to name a few.

We also host satellite programs, workshops, teen exhibitions, and special events throughout the year in the Chicagoland area. Everything provided by Yollocalli is always totally and completely FREE OF CHARGE.    

 


"We have a vision of a world of healthy people and communities. Everyone deserves to have a good job, and everyone deserves to eat well."

Growing Home has been helping people find meaningful careers through skills learned while farming since 2002. Growing Home is Chicago’s leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers.


 

Our vision for HCI is “people working together to assist individuals with disabilities to be as independent as possible with dignity, purpose, and choice.”