The Chicago Gifted Community Center is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents of gifted children. We found that while a patchwork of meetup groups, school related organizations and parent groups existed throughout the Chicago area, there was no unifying organization whose sole purpose was to serve directly the needs of local gifted families and to link them all together in a community.
We understand how difficult it can be for gifted kids to find a place where they feel they fit; a place where they can be their true authentic selves; where they can be welcomed, accepted and valued for who they really are. It is imperative for children to grow up with a sense of belonging, and gifted kids often have difficulty finding that in their daily lives.
CGCC exists solely for the benefit of gifted children and their families. Such families are encouraged to become members of CGCC. Professionals and niche organizations who serve the unique gifted community are encouraged to become members as well. Professional members might include schools, mentors, counselors and similar service providers who are committed to advancing the mission of CGCC to support families of gifted children and to create a cohesive community.
CGCC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender in admission to or participation in its programs, services and activities.
The mission of the Chicago Gifted Community Center is to facilitate educational and emotional support for gifted children and their families.
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