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Join us for the Carole Robertson Center for Learning’s E3 Gala on May 11, 2023! The E3 Gala is our newly named annual celebration that highlights our mission to Educate, Enrich, and Empower (E3) the children and families with whom we work. Every year, we gather with 250 of our closest friends and supporters over dinner, drinks, and inspiring keynote to celebrate our work over the past year. This fun-filled evening allows us to raise necessary funds to continue supporting program innovation and general operations. Many opportunities are available to partner with us on our E3 Gala. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to our partnership.

Join civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders as we celebrate the Center as one of the leading early childhood education and youth development organizations in Chicago, paving the way to a more just and equitable society.

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Check out some highlights from our past events!

2021 Annual Celebration

About This Event

In May of 2021, our closest friends and funders joined us for “Recess,” the Carole Robertson Center for Learning’s first-ever virtual Annual Celebration! This event celebrated and underscored the importance of play and joy during a child’s development. The celebration included inspiring speeches, moving videos, an introduction from The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot and a keynote address from LaTanya McDade, Chief Education Officer of Chicago Public Schools.


Since 1976, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs.