In The News
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!
El Valor has opened an interactive SMART classroom at its Carlos H. Cantu Center.
Blast from the Past! Read a 1991 NYT profile of El Valor’s groundbreaking, growing Children’s program.
“Words to Grown On, Chicago” aims to bridge the Thirty Million Word Gap by engaging the whole family in vocabulary-building activities.
Rey B. Gonzalez Children & Family Center Receives ExceleRate Illinois Silver Circle of Quality Designation
President Barack Obama recently announced his intent to nominate Phil Fuentes to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
Thanks to the generosity of the US Forest Service and Comcast, El Valor has created two pilot SMART Board classrooms that inspire our instructors to create multimedia lesson plans and encourages children as well as adults with disabilities to be active participants in learning.
Adult interns with disabilities placed in unique, innovative partnership called Teaching Together Chicago.
The El Valor community gathered to release more than 100 monarch butterflies raised by children, adults with disabilities, families, and staff in partnership with Mike Rizo at the US Forest Service.
El Valor’s Carlos Cantu Children & Family Center in Little Village welcomed the members of the Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA) for the annual Pen and Pencil Run.
The Chicago Bears, Chicago Gateway Green, BrightView, and PNC Bank teamed up to create a new play and learning space at El Valor’s Gonzalez Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks Charities and the Youth Hockey Department offered hockey clinics for El Valor’s children and adults with disabilities!
Read an interview with El Valor’s President and CEO, Rey B. Gonzalez, in Latino Leaders magazine!
El Valor remembers Vanessa Rich, a lifelong advocate.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics has selected El Valor for inclusion in a national online catalog highlighting organizations.
El Valor is proud to announce the opening of its Autism Center on September 28, 2015, thanks to generous support from the Comcast Foundation.
El Valor will host its grand opening of the El Valor and ComEd Inclusion Center.
El Valor in conjunction with the Erikson Institute will host delegates from the “Red, Yellow, Blue Preschool, “located in Beijing, China.
El Valor is committed to recognizing and celebrating the exceptional achievements of our talented staff.
People gathered for a meal Tuesday night to help children and adults with physical challenges.
El Valor is hosting its largest fundraiser of the year, the Don Quixote Dinner.
About this time of year, when most gardeners are desperately seeking signs of life, the idea of flowers and lush greens is swoon-worthy.
REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) held its first bilingual training last month at El Valor.
Children and staff at El Valor’s three daycare centers in Chicago are required to have appropriate immunization.
At this weekend academy for little ones, Saturday morning is about working on science and literacy in a classroom.