Keep the Gate Open - Thirty-One Days to Survive and Thrive!
Learn more about this month-long fundraising campaign!
On Sunday, August 4th, we'll gather with friends, family and supporters at the amazing 3639 Wrigley Rooftop facility (located at 3639 N Sheffield Ave.)to cheer on the Chicago Cubs as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Enjoy unlimited, delicious food and drink, great company, and of course the fantastic view of Wrigley Field! All funds raised from ticket sales to our event will benefit our life-changing programs and services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Great fun for a great cause--get your tickets today!
Optional bus transportation will be available for guests, departing from Gateway to Learning's facility in Lincoln Square and returning to Gateway to Learning after the event. For those who will be taking the bus, parking will be available in Gateway to Learning's parking lot.
Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on August 4th!
Gateway to Learning will provide services for individuals with special needs to reach their full potential.
This realization will be achieved by educating and training individuals with special needs for economic productivity, a place in the program and larger community, and for the highest degree of self-sufficiency and self-worth possible.
The philosophy of Gateway to Learning is for the positive characteristics of individuals with special needs to be recognized and met with appropriate individualized goals and programs.
Gateway to Learning Special Education and Training Center opened in 1974 to provide appropriate academic and pre-vocational education to children with special needs from age 3 to 21.
Success led to an expansion in 1979 to include pre-vocational programs for adults 21 and over with intellectual disabilities. These specialized programs provide adults with a place to develop and use their skills to enrich their lives and contribute to the surrounding community.
Gateway to Learning moved to the Lincoln Square neighborhood of northwest Chicago in 1986 into a building designed and built specifically for Gateway's programs and needs.
Gateway is open 12 months a year to maintain consistency of skills and behaviors for students and adults who might have no other opportunity for peer relationships and who have difficulty sustaining learned skills.
Today, Gateway to Learning serves over 70 adults. Our individuals represent every race and ethnic origin. Through active involvement of 30 faculty and staff, our students and adults receive the education to which they are entitled and which is designed specifically for them. The provision of individualized programs which meet the unique needs of each student or adult is the hallmark of this very special school and training center.
Gateway to Learning serves all of Chicago and nearby suburbs. Student transportation is provided by the local public school districts.