Porchlight and Chicago Youth Centers

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to partner with Chicago Youth Centers to serve their students, parents, and the greater community. Some of our programs include:

Make Your Own Musical Drama Class

During the school year, Porchlight offers onsite drama classes to students at two centers: Rebecca Crown Center, and Sidney Epstein Center. Students learn about drama and vocal technique, work together on writing exercises, and present an original performance of scenes and songs for family and friends at the end of class.

Porchlight Friday Night

During the COVID Stay-At-Home order, Porchlight and CYC partnered to create a mini-series of concerts for families and students. Concerts featured Chicago actors performing songs, interviews with local artists, and education and response activities to stay creative and engaged.

Learn More

Material Collection 

Porchlight is accepting donations for distribution to all 11 Chicago Youth Centers of individually wrapped, nut free snacks (ex. fruit snacks, rice krispy treats, goldfish) for students as well as small toys and activities to encourage participation! Great examples are face paint, water balloons, small notepads, sticker books, and craft materials. Materials can be dropped off at our offices at 4200 W. Diversey Parkway.

Interested in supporting our Community Programs or bringing similar programming to your school or group? Email Education Director Rebeccah Singer at rebeccah@porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Learn More