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Chicago Gifted Community Center

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Upcoming CGCC Events

    • December 03, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom

    CGCC Board Meeting - Zoom

    The Chicago Gifted Community Center is a 501(c)(3) specifically created to allow the gifted community in the greater Chicago area to organize activities and events for parents, children and families.  If you have an idea for an event or just want to come and learn more about our organization please join us.  

    Your board meets 3 - 4 times per year.  We welcome members at our meetings. 

    • December 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Fair Game, Downers Grove
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    Gatherings take place at the Downers Grove location of Fair Game, 1015 Curtiss Street. Geared for ages 8-16 and younger siblings. All levels are welcome, whether you are a cubing aficionado or just getting started.

    There is a charge of $2.50 for each attendee, adults and children, payable on site to Fair Game. This ensures that there is space for our group. Fee waivers are available, please contact us if needed.

    We usually meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Registration required. Please register for each date separately. Space is limited. 

    Please note: This is not a drop off event. A parent/caregiver must stay on site and is welcome to join in the fun.

    • December 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Fair Game 1015 Curtiss Street Downers Grove
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    Do you like to build?  Do you want to learn new techniques painting and enhancing your model? 

    Chicago Gifted Community Center brings you

    Student Model Building Event

    Gathering takes place at Downers Grove Location of Fair Game, 1015 Curtiss Street.  There is a charge of $2.50 for each attendees,  adults and children payable on site to Fair Game.  This group will normally meet every third Sunday in the month.  In August, the group will meet on the fourth Sunday.  

      • This is a student led organization
      • 10-18 years old 
      • Will meet monthly
      • Participants are required to purchase a model kit -  Below are some suggestions bring any's your choice!
      • All other materials will be provided
      • Limit to first 10 students that register

    Bring your curiosity and be a part of this exciting new group. Tamiya Models Block 50 Fighting Falcon with Full Equipment Model Kit : Arts, Crafts & Sewing Tamiya 32592 1/48 M1A2 Abrams Plastic Model Kit : Arts, Crafts & Sewing Tamiya 31712 1/700 US Aircraft Carrier Yorktown Plastic Model Kit : Arts, Crafts & Sewing Tamiya 35346 1/35 US Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman Plastic Model Kit : Arts, Crafts & Sewing

    • December 13, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom
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    Parent Conversations:  Celebrating Gifted Discovery

    Parenting gifted learners is undoubtedly a challenge.  So how do we frame and support the unique qualities that make up our gifted children? In this valuable community of parents many of you are making important discoveries about how to be parents of greater understanding and appreciation.   We welcome you to share your hard earned knowledge and stories of realization. Please join us to share your story, or just listen and learn.  For this conversation there will be no advance resources, just the following questions to consider:  

     What has giftedness through the eyes of your child been like?  

    What has giftedness from your parenting point of view been like?  

    What's involved in supporting the needs of your child's unique learning profile?  

    What does success mean for your family?  

    What has surprised you about this journey?

    What do you wish you knew sooner?  What would you like other parents to know?   

    What have been your most valued take-aways from your parenting journey so far?

    We aspire to welcome everyone and address gifted topics that are accessible and relevant to busy parents.  Join us to listen, participate, collect resources, share ideas and create community that supports and understands gifted parenting. Topic suggestions welcome and will change each session, and resources will be provided to inform and fuel the conversation.  It's OK if you don't have time to read, just join us for inspiring conversation with other gifted parents and Katherine Peterson, parent,  CGCC Board Member / Facilitator.   Other CGCC Board Members including Carole Jones, CGCC President, and Aileen Kelleher, LCSW, CGCC Board Member and Professional Member will join as they are able. Please feel free to reach out to Katherine Peterson, CGCC Board Member & Parent Discussion Facilitator with questions or ideas.   We will cap the group at 10 participants, so please be sure to sign up to save your place, and cancel if you're unable to attend. 

    • December 17, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Oak Park Public Library
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    Gatherings take place in the Lobby Community Space at the main branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.  All levels are welcome, whether you are a board game aficionado or just getting started. Geared for ages 8+ and younger siblings. Bring your favorite games to play with the group!

    Gatherings usually occur on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Please register for each meeting individually as space is limited. Fall dates:

    September 17 Registration

    October 22 (note 4th Sunday of the month) Registration

    November - no meeting

    December 17

    Please note: This is not a drop off event. A parent/caregiver must stay on site and is welcome to join in the fun.

About cgcc

The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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We  are an all volunteer-based organization that relies on annual memberships from parents, professionals, and supporters to provide organizers with web site operations, a registration system, event insurance, background checks, etc. 

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