What we're about

Anyone who wants to get connected with their local community through classes, films, live performances and many other events! Children can connect at our Drop-in Learning Center as well as classes and events just for them. We also offer a wide variety of event rental space in our beautiful historic building as well as rental space to other non-profits.

Gorton is one of only a few privately-funded community centers in the United States and serves as a unique partnership between community volunteers and The City of Lake Forest. Gorton Community Center, a private nonprofit 501c3 organization, relies on the generosity of area residents and business to support building improvements, programs and services which are offered in the historic building owned by the City of Lake Forest.

Past events (49)

Truth Be Told – A Night of Personal Storytelling

Gorton Community Center

Chicago a cappella

Gorton Community Center

U2 Hype

Gorton Community Center

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