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Welcome To Friends of Northside Learning Center (FNLC)

• We are here to EDUCATE you about our school Northside Learning Center (NLC) and our exceptional students.

• We are asking you to PARTICIPATE as we educate and serve our special needs children.

• We are asking you to DONATE your time, and any amount you can to help us reach our goals. 

Our Mission:

To enrich the educational experiences of our students through fundraising to subsidize the limited budget supplied Chicago Public Schools.

Our Goal

To encourage NLC families and friends to participate, volunteer, and donate to our school.

Educate. Participate. Donate.

Raising Funds for Special-Needs Students


Northside Learning Center(NLC) is a Chicago Public High School that educates students, ages 14-22, with moderate cognitive disabilities. The students are prepared for future employment opportunities by participating in an exceptional educational and vocational program. The students are supported in their education by an experienced wrap around staff of compassionate Special Education teachers and Paraprofessionals especially trained to teach the children in the classroom and throughout the day where in the building any moment can be a teachable one. NLC is unique because of an instructional model called community based instruction which allows students to utilize all the skills learned of functional academics, life skills, and their vocational skills in an actual employment setting.


Friends of Northside Learning Center support students, faculty, and administration through fundraising and volunteering at school events. We raise funds to support the curriculum and enhance the learning experience with up to date technology; for art and music therapy; theater arts, urban agriculture/greenhouse, and bicycle shop. As well as extracurricular activities, Special Olympics, field trips, and a variety of teacher and student requested projects and clubs. 

We welcome you join our family of partners and help us reach our goals!


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It's easy and convenient to donate using our online process.


Friends of Northside Learning Center is a 501(C3) fundraising organization supporting Northside Learning Center High School in Chicago.

September 2018 Picnic

Sharon Collins - President

Northside Learning Center Parent of Alum

Lynn Banasik - Treasurer

Northside Learning Center Parent of Alum

Northside Learning Center

3730 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659

773 - 280-5905

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank you for your interest.