YWCA Metropolitan Chicago celebrates the opening of its eighth community-based center, the Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute, in North Lawndale with an open house and dedication ceremony. The center, which will focus on bringing innovation programs and services, was funded by Steve Sarowitz, Founder and Chairman of Paylocity. Thursday, December 10th 2015. Chicago, IL. Christopher Dilts /
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago celebrates the opening of its eighth community-based center, the Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute, in North Lawndale with an open house and dedication ceremony. The center, which will focus on bringing innovation programs and services, was funded by Steve Sarowitz, Founder and Chairman of Paylocity. Thursday, December 10th 2015. Chicago, IL. Christopher Dilts /

Thanks to a generous gift from Steve Sarowitz, Founder and Chairman of Paylocity, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has opened the Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute, named in honor of the Sarowitz family’s Julian Grace Foundation. At this center, located at 3517 W. Arthington, YWCA will address the 21st Century needs of the North Lawndale community by bridging the digital divide, preparing youth and adults for sustained employment and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. Specific programs at this center will include TechGYRLS, CONSTRUCT, Developing Digital Diversity (3D) and 3D Youth, Business and Entrepreneurship Services and a host of additional adult and youth technology education and training classes.

“My family and I are proud to play a role in the continued success and growth of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. We are committed to doing our part in supporting educational programs that have a positive impact on the health and vitality of our communities. We also recognize that education is a critical part of the solution to curtailing violence in our city,” said Steve Sarowitz, Founder and Chairman, Paylocity.