Chicago Gifted
Community Center 
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CGCC Events Calendar

Members, see our Area Events Calendar for community events happening throughout Chicagoland.

Upcoming events

    • July 13, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    Board Meeting

    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. Your board does not aspire to create the next great kids club or parent speaker series, we aspire to help you create that club and that series.  Won't you jump in the pool with us? 

    Your board meets 3 - 4 times per year.  We welcome members at our meetings, which usually occur in private homes.  If you are interested in attending, please register here and the host of this meeting will contact you with the address. 

    • July 25, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Skokie Public Library, Book Discussion Room
    • 32

    Roundtable Discussion led by

    Newenka DuMont

    Gifted 101: Things to Know About Raising a Gifted Child

    CGCC Parenting Gifted Seminar

    Skokie Public Library

    5215 Oakton Street

    Skokie, IL

    Did you know that gifted children share many characteristics? For example, many:

    • Dislike noisy places
    • Reject most kinds of socks and want the tags cut out of clothes
    • Create imaginary friends
    • Move or fiddle with things constantly
    • Daydream extensively
    • Feel enormous empathy
    • Only reluctantly learn to swim or to ride a bike or tie a shoe
    • Worry about world peace and global climate change at a very young age

    Please join us for a round table discussion about giftedness. We will discuss characteristics of gifted children, some of the challenges of raising them, gifted testing and identification, and different approaches to education. We will also talk about gifted programming and the laws governing gifted education. 

    Our discussion will be lead by CGCC president Newenka DuMont, the mother of two gifted daughters, Illinois Association for Gifted Children board member and SENG model parent group facilitator.  

    Come join the discussion. Register today!  Registration is free. Won't you consider helping us build a community of gifted families by joining CGCC today?  Join

    • September 08, 2017
    • November 17, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie

    LOGYC, Learning Opportunities for Gifted Youth, is a place where children can learn among other gifted children and have the opportunity to work at ability level versus being age restricted. At LOGYC, children can feel accepted for who they are, without having to hide their strengths or weaknesses. They don't need to underachieve to conform or feel isolated in feeling "not normal." They receive support for oversensitivities and integrating into a group learning environment.

    This unique community is a safe space to be gifted and to connect with like-minded peers, for students and parents alike.

    Registering for the co-op allows you to register for our many fabulous classes - check them out! 

    Many of our classes have flexible age ranges, as gifted kids often have asynchronistic development. If you have any questions about class details, whether a class would be appropriate for your kid[s], or the coop in general, please email us at

    • October 31, 2017
    • Various

    I get it - CGCC is a member run organization and since I am a member, I would like to help.  Sign Me Up! 

    Please register as a way to let us know what you might like to assist with.  Thank you! 

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