Community Welcome Center
In District 65, all are welcome. We make every effort to create an inclusive environment that welcomes people from every race, gender, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability level, ability status, sexual orientation, and immigration status. District 65 students speak 67 different languages. To further our commitment to equity, District 65 opened a Community Welcome Center in spring 2019. This Center was created as a way to eliminate existing barriers and to provide a welcoming and accessible space for families to engage with district staff and to receive services in support of themselves and their children.
Already a hub for district services, the newly designed Community Welcome Center is located in the Joseph E. Hill Education Center (1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston IL 60201). The Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm and for pre-scheduled events and meetings, outside of business hours. The space provides the following programs and resources:
- welcoming and private space for meetings of D65 family groups
- family class offerings with space for kids to play and childcare
- free internet access and computers
- access to district resources and support services, including our team
- educational and social opportunities
For more information about the District 65 Community Welcome Center, please contact Ellen Urquiaga, Family Engagement Facilitator, 847-859-8103/847-344-0224 (text) or at firstname.lastname@example.org (speaks English, French, and Spanish).