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Community Services

South Central Community Services Department

The most numerous and varied services provided by the Agency are provided in the Community Services Department. Following the purchase of the Chatham YMCA in 1979, services expanded to include athletic, recreational and educational programs for community residents. These activities are ongoing. Community Services' programs and services are reviewed annually and enhanced often in an effort to address the many and ever-changing needs in the community, while building character, pride, and self-confidence in its participants. Programs and services offered within the Community Services Department are:


Summer Camp

When: June thru August 
Monday thru Friday
3 camp schedule options available:

FULL DAY: 7:30am - 6:00pm
HALF DAY: 8:00am - 12:00pm or 


Ages: 6 - 15
For details CALL 773.483.0412

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Sports and Recreation

The Sports & Recreation program provides innovatie sports and recreation to community youth during out-of-school time. Activities include basketball, softball, soccer, flag football, and City cultural tours.


Brag Club for Seniors

The Brag Club offers weekly socialization, cultural and recreational activities for adults age 55 and over. These individuals volunteer their time, expertise and experience in support of South Central’s programs and services. Their motto is “After age 55 we have something to brag about.”

South Central Commuity Services, Inc.

Administrative Office
8316 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60619
(773) 483-0900 - Fax: (773) 483-9097

Community Center
1021 East 83rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60619
(773) 483-0900 - Fax: (773) 483-0902

South Shore Campus
7550 South Phillips Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60649
(773) 374-2223 - Fax: (773) 374-8590

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