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SGA Goes Green in 2013

SGA has teamed up with Walgreens to release a "green" Chia Pet inspired by Plant Green Ideas, an urban beautification initiative for the City of Chicago. Large scale, interactive replicas of Chia Pets will line Michigan Avenue, McCormick Place, and Navy Pier throughout the summer. 100% of proceeds from "green" Chias will be donated to SGA Youth & Family Services. Get yours today!

Get yours today!

SGA Annual Report 2012

Succeed. Grow. Change.
Check out SGA's 2012 annual report!
Download a copy or order the printed version.

2012 Team Up With SGA!

SGA Youth & Family Services 101st anniversary celebration—TEAM UP WITH SGA—was held at Soldier Field on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The evening featured dinner and a live auction. In keeping with the Soldier Field setting, entertainment from Tilden Career Community Academy High School marching band and John W. Cook Elementary cheerleading squad.

The evening's keynote address was delivered by Angela Glover Blackwell, President and Founder of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic and social equity. Master of Ceremonies was Larry Yellen, Weekend Anchor, Investigative Reporter, and Legal Analyst for FOX Chicago.

SGA Announces New Roseland Children's Initiative

SGA's comprehensive, collaborative and intensive social service model anchored in and around schools. Designed to provide a continuum of services from birth through career, supporting the social, emotional and educational development of children and their families while helping to rebuild community infrastructure and norms. Learn more »

Obama Administration Awards SGA Youth & Family Services 2011 Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant

Senior officials from the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Education announced today that SGA Youth & Family Services (SGA) has been awarded a planning grant to put school improvement at the center of local efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This is the first Promise Neighborhood Planning grant awarded to an Illinois agency.

Read the full press release »

100th Anniversary Symposium Presentations

Our Revitalizing Neighborhoods event was a great success. Below are presentations from our three guest speakers that joined us at the event:

School-Community Mental Health Partnerships: A Key to Neighborhood Revitalization (2.9 MB)
Colleen Cicchetti, Ph.D., Children's Memorial Hospital
America's Promise Alliance (9.3 MB)
Elizabeth "Betty" Molina Morgan, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Grad Nation campaign for America's Promise Alliance in Washington, DC
School-Community Mental Health Partnerships: A Key to Neighborhood Revitalization (1.3 MB)
Karen E. Walker, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Senior Program Area Co-Director for Youth Development at Child Trends in Washington, DC

SGA Business Breakfast

Sponsored by


Investing in Chicago's Future:
Profiting from Community Revitalization

The SGA Youth & Family Services Business Breakfast was held on April 6th and designed to discuss the links between social services and the transformation of communities, creating better futures for youth and families. The following presenters joined in the discussion:

Moderator, Mike Lewis, Executive VP, Harris Bank / Leon Walker, Managing Partner and Roseland Community Leader, DL3 Realty, L.P. / Andrea Zopp, President and CEO, Chicago Urban League / Timothy Schwertfeger, Retired CEO, Nuveen Investments and Education Reform Philanthropist, Chicago Scholars.

$1,000,000 gift from Joe Pedott

SGA Receives Gift of $1,000,000 from Joseph Pedott, Former Client, Creator, and Founder of "The Clapper" and of the Chia Line of Family Products Including Chia Pets/Heads and the Chia Herb Garden.

About SGA Youth & Family Services

Founded in 1911 by pioneering Hull House social reformers, including Nobel Laureate Jane Addams, SGA Youth & Family Services is the leading provider of mental health and prevention services for at-risk youths and families in Chicago.

SGA Youth & Family Services supports the emotional and social development of Chicago area children, adolescents and young adults by providing fee-free therapy, case management, and other supportive services for individuals and their families. In Fiscal Year 2011, SGA served over 13,000 individuals in 61 schools and 42 community areas, most of which comprised low-income families.

By offering free onsite community and home based programs, our highly skilled social workers and clinicians bring services to students who would not otherwise have access to quality mental health care.

Changing Lives. Strengthening Families. Building Neighborhoods. Celebrating a Century of Service.



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