For almost 30 years EVYP has provided high-quality college resource and support services to low-income, first-generation, college bound youth. Starting our journey in the East Village neighborhood of Chicago in 1989, today EVYP serves our youth and their families at our location in the Avondale community. The mission of EVYP is to prepare Chciago youth to become first generation college graduates. EVYP’s goal is to establish a tradition of college graduation for Chicago youth. EVYP will create a culture of achievement that empowers underserved youth, their families, and the community to access and utilize higher education to lead more fulfilling lives.