The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) provides free after-school and summer programs to children in Glen Ellyn’s elementary school districts. Their students come from low-income, immigrant, and refugee families and the organization teaches them academic and life skills to help them move successfully through grades K-12. Without this program, the achievement gap between low-income students and their non-low-income peers is as much as 42%.
During the 2016-17 school year approximately 87% of students showed improvement in reading on district academic progress tests and they plan to continually grow to meet the needs of the community, serving 250 students during the 2017-18 school year. Vistex Foundation support for this organization has helped them achieve these high standards and has given many students a chance they otherwise would not have had. We remain committed to supporting organizations that remove barriers to success in education.