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Now accepting applications for Early Head Start (Ages Birth to Three) & Head Start (Ages Three to Five)

Children with disabilities are accepted and encouraged to apply!

For inquiries, call us today! 773-734-STAR (7827)

Shining Star Youth and Community Services

Shining Star Youth and Community Services was created for at-risk youth and their families to have access to life changing opportunities. Some of our services include early childhood education program and family support services.

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Family Engagement & Community Partnerships

SSYCS Head Start develops partnerships with organizations that provide families access to services that are available in their community.

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Gicelle Wray
Gicelle Wray

I am grateful to God for the vision he gave me over 12 years ago of offering high quality early learning and family support services to at-risk children and their families. I am blessed by the most high God to have a wonderful staff, board of directors, and partners that all support this vision. 2016 was a great year for us. We will like to take the opportunity to say "thank you" to all of the families we have served in 2016. Thank you for allowing us to serve you. Thank you for your support.

In 2017, we have great plans to expand our services to assist more families in needs. We wish you all the best of a safe, happy and prosperous New Year. All the best in 2017!

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