In The News
El Valor and 13 other mostly minority-led and staffed community nonprofits known collectively as the Early Childhood Education CEO Roundtable, are working to bridge the opportunity gap between the ‘haves’ and “have nots” by building solid foundations upon which...
"This is my heart, I love what I'm doing. I love making sure the individuals have a smile on their face." -Jacqueline Johnson, El Valor Direct Support ProfessionalCourage is most recognizable in difficult times. As many individuals in our community have placed...
Rey B. Gonzalez, El Valor’s President & CEO, Advocates for Corporate Diversity–House Bill 3394 Passed the House and Senate
El Valor’s President & C.E.O., Rey B. Gonzalez, is committed to advocacy that supports inclusion and diversity at all levels of society. We applaud this commitment in his most recent support of House Bill 3394. State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch,...
El Valor is proud to present ComEd with the Corporate Visionary Award at this year’s Don Quixote Dinner. ComEd has been a generous and steadfast partner in assisting El Valor to better serve its communities of children, individuals with disabilities, and...
El Valor is honored to present Senator Antonio Muñoz with the Don Quixote Leadership Award at this year’s Don Quixote Dinner on June 12th. Senator Muñoz has consistently been an advocate in Springfield and a representative who fights for the people in his...
Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed in this year’s Special Olympics Winter Games!
We had a wonderful afternoon with the Lt. Governor and her family!
With the help of many generous donors, over 1,000 hats, pairs of gloves, and pairs of socks were donated to the El Valor Winter Clothing Drive!
Thank you for all of the donations to El Valor’s coat drive!
We had a wonderful evening at the El Valor Wine Tasting & Art Viewing! Thank you all for joining us.
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for making this year a great success!
What a beautiful day we had for the 2018 Monarch Butterfly Release!
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2nd Annual Tequila Tasting!
Thank you to all of our extremely generous sponsors for making the 25th Annual Don Quixote Dinner a great success.
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El Valor’s adults with disabilities participate in ComEd’s Energy Force Ambassador program, and educate the community about energy efficiency.
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, golf committee, and volunteers for making this one of our most successful outings ever!
Each year, the El Valor community raises Monarchs at home and in classrooms. They are released during an annual fall celebration and begin their symbolic migration to Mexico.
The El Valor community enjoyed food, fun, games, and family at our annual Summer Block Party.
El Valor’s Associate Board hosted a Tequila Tasting fundraiser benefiting the critical services we provide for those most in need in our communities.
The Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA) rode in last Saturday and with donated school supplies for the El Valor community.
El Valor is improving access to educational technology in low-income communities, one SMART classroom at a time!
PNC employees graciously donated their time to build and donate tricycles and wagons to El Valor’s Children & Family Centers.
El Valor adults with disabilities attended an inclusive summer camp.
More than 270 parents, families, and children with disabilities have received important community resources from El Valor thanks to a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
View images from the 2017 Don Quixote Dinner.
Adult program participants show off sportsmanship and win medals at the 2017 Spring Special Olympic games!
Our brand new Gonzalez Center playground was made possible by The Chicago Bears, Bears Care, PNC Bank, PNC Foundation, Chicago Gateway Green, and Brightview.
The D’Addario Foundation, which partners with transformative music education organizations, recently awarded a grant to El Valor.
Thanks to PNC, El Valor Head Start program can now benefit from Donors Choose, a classroom supply crowdfunding site!