Asian Youth Services serves primarily Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese children in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago (though all kids are welcome, if they follow the rules).
The center is located at 4750 N. Sheridan Road (Institute of Cultural Affairs), rooms 476-478 (4th Floor). AYS is just three blocks from the Lawrence El stop on the Red (Howard-Dan Ryan) Line, on the southwest corner of Lawrence and Sheridan.
Volunteers from Northwestern University, especially the Northwestern Volunteer Network as well as the Residential College of Cultural and Community Studies (CCS) have helped AYS greatly over the years, as have students from New Trier High School and North Shore Country Day School. For example, CCS turns their basement into a haunted house every Halloween.
The director, Shari Fenton, has worked hard to get several children into Chicago's finest private schools, including North Shore Country Day School, Northridge Academy and St. Scholastica College Preparatory.
AYS is a non-profit organization, and gifts are tax deductible.
If you have any questions, you may call the center, or the director, Shari Fenton, at
773-517-8525. Donations may be sent to:
Click here for a map of AYS (in relation to El)
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