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Program Partners

YCB could not accomplish our mission goals without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of our committed Program Partners.

For those who would like to become a Program Partner for YCB either click the link ( or give us call at (630) 922-6345 ext 800#. We will be happy to provide you the information and steps to join our team.

Literacy DuPage — 

Literacy DuPage recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. Sitting side-by-side with learners every day, we aren’t just teaching literacy, we’re changing lives.

“Literacy DuPage loves Your Children's Bookshelf. More importantly the children of our adult learners are so happy to receive free books each year at our annual luncheon! And their parents are thrilled to have their children reading. “

—Therese McMahon, Executive Director

Main Stay Farms — 

Inspiring Unbridled Joy - Main Stay's mission is to enrich mind, body and spirit through powerful connections with horses, animals and nature.

McHenry Township Fire Protection District — 

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District (MTFPD) is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation responding out of 5 stations. MTFPD is Located approximately 60 miles Northwest of Chicago in the Northeastern portion of McHenry County. MTFPD is comprised of 8 different Villages and Cities and protects 56 square miles and approximately 65,000 year-around residents.

Mercy Housing — 

Mercy Housing is redefining affordable, low-income housing. They’re a national nonprofit organization that is working to build a more humane world where communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. Mercy Housing is one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. They participate in the development, preservation, management and/or financing of affordable, program-enriched housing across the country. They acquire and renovate existing housing, as well as develop new affordable rental properties.

Metropolitan Family Services — 

Metropolitan Family Services has 1,200 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services to families throughout Chicago, DuPage County, Evanston/ Skokie and the southwest suburbs. Metropolitan serves more than 93,100 families and individuals as diverse as the communities in which they live.

Our Children's Homestead — 

Our Children's Homestead mission is to build a strong, stable, foundation of support for each youth we serve, and develop opportunities that enable them to discover and sustain a positive life.

People's Resource Center — 

People's Resource Center community exists to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois.

SGA Youth & Family Services — 

SGA enables Chicago children, families and communities who face great challenges with few resources to see their potential and discover new paths to success. SGA provides a robust pipeline of services through four service areas: Early Childhood Services, Education Support, Workforce, and Parenting Programs.


(Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten) is an education initiative of Fox Valley United Way. This collaboration includes Fox Valley United Way; the city of Aurora, Illinois; School Districts 129 (West Aurora), 131 (East Aurora), 204 (Indian Prairie) and 308 (Community Unit); the Aurora Public Library; and the Illinois Action for Children in partnership with Aurora early childhood development agencies.

We help underserved Aurora families with children age birth through five connect to early education and childcare that will prepare their children for success in life. We achieve this by building awareness and uniting efforts among families, funders, policymakers, program providers and the Aurora community.

SPARK is not a direct service; rather, we leverage and help coordinate early childhood resources available to families. As the hub of a vital community wheel, SPARK influences objectives, decisions and funding for early childhood development both in Aurora and throughout Illinois.

St. Patrick’s Residence — 

St. Patrick’s Residence Nursing and Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit, long-term care nursing and rehabilitation facility, which is served by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm who, with their staff, care for individuals regardless of race, disability, or religious affiliation. St. Patrick’s offers physical, emotional and spiritual care delivered through a family of loving caregivers who work together to make the facility an extension of home for all residents and their families.

World Relief — 

At World Relief Chicagoland, we come alongside refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations as they rebuild their lives in the United States. For over 40 years, we've been welcoming immigrants and refugees across Chicagoland, starting with refugee resettlement in Chicago and DuPage County (1979), and later in Aurora (1999).


“The Joy of seeing a child select a book that sparks them is indescribable.”  —  Karen

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