The River Forest Community Center is an Illinois not-for-profit organization which was incorporated in 1975 for the purpose of providing recreational, social and educational programs for the residents of River Forest and surrounding communities. The Community Center is a self-supporting 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which relies on program user fees to sustain its operations. The Community Center CANNOT and DOES NOT tax River Forest residents.
Throughout its history, the Community Center has developed a number of partnerships with other community organizations and agencies which benefit residents and program participants and contribute significantly to the overall success of the Community center, including:
- River Forest School District 90 – shared resources, facilities, and services for benefits of residents plus Blended Preschool program which is available to Village residents as part of the Illinois state-mandated Pre-Kindergarten programs.
- River Forest Township – shared resources, facilities, and services for benefits of residents plus joint sponsorship of numerous programs for youth and senior citizens.
- Oak Park/River Forest High School District 200 – shared resources plus hosting the Community Integrated Transition Education (CITE) program for OPRFHS students.
- Opportunity Knocks (OK) – expanded programs at the Community center.
During the past year, the Community Center has been actively participating in the feasibility study that is being undertaken by the independent engineering firm to assess the needs of various community organizations and governmental entities. The feasibility study is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
Additionally, the Community Center continues to increase its program offerings and appreciates input it receives from participants about our programs. Based on input, the year the Community Center plans to 1) revise its summer camp program yo better accommodate the needs of participants, 2) offer additional themed birthday party options and 3) expand the number of recreation programs offered throughout the year.
As always, the Community Center prides itself on offering quality programs at a reasonable cost and sincerely thanks out participants for their continued support. We look forward to seeing you in one of our programs in the future!
—Dick Chappell, CPRP
Executive Director, RFCC
RFCC Board Officers
|Vice Chairman:||Joe Nery|
|Dennis Alcock||Dan Waterloo|
|Catherine Greendyke||Jim Ryan|
|Download a PDF copy of the RFCC bylaws.|