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Garden Quarter Neighborhood Resource Center

The Garden Quarter Neighborhood Resource Center exists to enhance the quality of life of the McHenry community by encouraging education, promoting healthy lifestyles, and developing multicultural relationships.


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Summer Program Updates

Continuing to enjoy Summer Program 2016 with our wonderful students and our amazing volunteers. A huge thank you to Edgebrook teachers, McHenry Public Library, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Guitar for Future Stars, NAMI and our lovely community member volunteers for helping to make this possible. Summer wouldn’t be the same without them. Come join the […]

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Summer Program 2016 Now Open!

GQNRC is now open for Summer Program 2016! We had a very fun filled first day of Summer Program with teachers from Edgebrook Elementary School who came to make “blubber” with the kids using water, glue and borax. After that we went to the park to play with the volleyballs, soccer balls, frisbees, basketballs, and […]

Garden Day

Community Garden Day

Parents, students, friends, staff, and our amazing volunteers got together last weekend to work on our Community Garden! We planted cilantro, onions, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, green beans, lettuce, broccoli and chives. Thanks so much to all the volunteers who are helping us get this garden started, give us a call if you also […]


Class of 2016 Celebration!

GQNRC celebrated our Class of 2016 graduating students!! It was a night full of motivation and big dreams! To accompany us were our proud parents, our volunteers and staff who celebrated their accomplishments. We were able to hear about each of the student’s career dreams. One of the highlights of the night was when Edgar, […]

Youth Programs

GQNRC provides an after-school program 4-5 days per week during the school year and summer. Youth receive academic support, mentoring and life skills education, and opportunities to engage in positive recreational activities and service learning projects.

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Parent Programs

GQNRC provides parenting education sessions in Spanish for adults in the Garden Quarter neighborhood and the McHenry community. Parents of our youth are also actively involved in after-school programming through assisting with field trips and organizing fundraising events.

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