We are thrilled to share “Beyond the Classroom,” an installation of District 41's #WeAreD41 video story series. These videos are "broadcast magazine" style stories produced and edited by District 41, specifically D41 Digital Communications Specialist Ken Harbauer.
This video features the incredible Hadley Junior High ESL teacher, GECRC Hadley Classroom, and Glenbard West Tutoring Group Coordinator Katie Reed, and further details District 41's partnership with GECRC. 
May 3, 2023

2023 Literary Event: A Tremendous Success!

Oh what a night! Our sold out Literary Event featuring acclaimed author Mary Laura Philpott was a great success, raising $27,000 for our after-school and summer programs! More than 160 attendees listened to Mary Laura’s remarks on her award-winning memoir ‘Bomb Shelter,’ which was released in paperback format in early April. We are so grateful to Mary Laura for traveling to Glen Ellyn to share her insightful wit and wisdom with us!

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GECRC Expansion to Glen Crest Middle School

Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) and CCSD89 (D89) have partnered to open a new GECRC site in D89. Objectives are to enroll 40 low-income ELL (English Language Learner) middle school students, who are currently deemed at academic risk. Through participation in the GECRC after school tutoring and mentorship program, students will improve their academic skills, while finding the social and emotional support needed for academic readiness and success.

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We are so thankful to be able to become a part of the CCSD89 community and truly appreciate how the district has captured the spirit of GECRC in this wonderful video.

We did it thanks to our generous GECRC community!

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