Our mission is to help children from low-income families acquire the necessary skills in academics and social interaction to move successfully through grades K-12 and into adulthood.  We do this by providing after school and summer programs which emphasize literacy and community involvement and use the talents of teachers, volunteers and a variety of local support services.

About Our Organization

Founded in 2002, the GECRC has been providing cost free academic support to low-income children in Glen Ellyn.  Participation is open to all students who attend Districts 41 or 89 schools and meet low-income and academic risk guidelines.  Students are referred by teachers, social workers, school administrators or social service agencies.  Annually our program serves over 80 immigrant, refugee and American born students from 14 different countries and people groups.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer tutors are matched (according to their skills or interests) with one of our wonderful K-8 children.  Together they work on homework, literacy or math for one hour each week.  Tutoring takes place Monday-Thursday.  You choose the day that works best for you.   
Other Opportunities

If you can't volunteer regularly after school, we can still find a way for you to help!  We need people to assist with special events both after school and outside of school. Check out  what's happening on our Volunteer Calendar or on the News and Events page. Then fill out a volunteer application and let us know what you're interested in helping with!