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, using the talents of teachers, volunteer tutors, adult caregivers and a variety of local support services.
The Glen Ellyn Community Resource Center opened in April 2002 with the support of the county-run DuPage Prevention Partnership and initially served the children residing at the Parkside Apartment Complex. In the fall of 2003, we moved to the classroom space offered by Faith Lutheran Church of Glen Ellyn and became a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation in order to better serve the greater Glen Ellyn community. We then changed our name to the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center and are among the area’s most active nonprofits, empowering a growing number of low-income and refugee Asian, African and Hispanic children to achieve their fullest potential.
GECRC empowers children to realize their full academic and personal potential through our intensive five-day-a-week, after-school tutoring and mentoring program. 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 130 immigrant, refugee and American born students from 14 different countries and people groups.
Joyce Hothan, Executive Director
For questions about programming, contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 630-479-9920
Gayle Rueter, Administrative Assistant
Dana Wleklinski, Director of Program and Volunteersdwleklinski@gecrc.com | 630-899-9919
Jackie Reeves, Churchill Program Coordinatorjreeves@gecrc.com | 630-479-9919
Dan Minkus, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinatordminkus@gecrc.com
Diane McKinnon, Marketing Coordinatordmckinnon@gecrc.com
Executive Board Members
- Executive Director
- Retired Professional and Community Member
- President, Jeffery J. Waters Public Accountants
- Community Member
- Nonprofit Consultant
- Hinsdale Therapy Group
- Reilly Partners
- Nonprofit Consultant