The Love, Unity & Values (LUV) Institute is a youth agency that specializes in career development and entrepreneurship for high risk, under-served youth between 11-24 years of age. With a strong commitment to our mission, we are striving to offset the impact of 75 million unemployed and underemployed young people entering adulthood by 2020 (McKinsey Global Institute, 2012).

While the needs of our youth have changed a great deal, the LUV Institute has matured to keep pace with these ever changing times to provide after school programs, job readiness, vocational skills development, entrepreneurship training, job placement, and other intensive supportive services to nearly 500 youth annually.

I encourage you to learn more about our programs and for you to get involved with our work. For whatever reason you have chosen to visit our site, please understand that we stand ready to provide quality assurance programming for all youth across the Chicagoland area.

The LUV Institute is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit agency and is supported by grants from public and private foundations and individual donations. We are forever grateful of the good will and generosity of the community. We invite you to support us in this area and DONATE.

We hope that you find our work informative and are grateful for your commitment to making a difference in the lives of youth.

Peace and blessings,

Cosette Nazon-Wilburn
Executive Director