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The Chicago Youth Boxing Club Is Really Not About The Boxing

"The Chicago Youth Boxing Club provides professional boxing instruction to youth in Little Village, North Lawndale, Humboldt Park and some suburbs. Victor Rodriguez, Gabriel Navarro and Ana Patricia Juarez discuss their work and growth of the organization."


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"CYBC provides a positive and healthy environment for Chicago's inner city youth; instilling positive and productive skills, and discipline, through boxing and team environment," the organization's Facebook page says.

"Established in 2001, The Chicago Youth Boxing Club was originally established to promote youth boxing and raise funds to support youth entrance fees into local and national competitions. Since 2001, CYBC has evolved into a non-profit organization dedicated to the social, educational and physical well being of Chicago's inner-city youth. Working with its community partners Little Village Community Development Corporation and the La Villita Community Church.

"CYBC opened its permanent home in Little Village in the Fall of 2007. This facility serves not only as a community gym, but also as a home to the CYBC youth program. In this time, CYBC has grown to include several volunteer, part-time staff, and a full time coach as well as program management staff who serve 35-40 youths daily."

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CNN: Saving Lives In The Boxing Ring
"Just like boxing saved me, I'm trying to save others"

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The Gym vs. The Streets
"It's a boxing club, obviously, but it's more youth development than anything else."

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