About Us

Dear Community Members,

The summer is an excellent time to get outdoors and explore the great travel options we offer through Community Education Travel.  For 27 years, we have served thousands of residents and helped them explore new adventures locally, across North America and the world.  Our current travel offerings range in destinations from Evanston, IL. to Finland and exciting adventures in between. Our travel team will assist you in every aspect of your trip and we have experienced guides who ensure that our travelers have an excellent experience.

Take some time to browse through our newly launched and very robust 214 Discovery Camps.  Our new science technology and engineering (STEM) camps provide a rich learning environment for students aged four to fourteen.  Engineering for Kids is our partner for the majority of our STEM programs and they have designed fun and engaging courses. 

Our Gold Card program offers residents, age 62 and older, discounted pricing for specific classes and programs.  Please call our office to receive your Gold Card and this special price when registering for eligible classes.

We are partnering with Eastern Illinois University to offer a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies here at the Forest View Educational Center.  The program has classes on our campus in addition to several online options.  An open house for prospective students will be held on Wednesday, May 2.

Community Education is also pleased to offer online classes through several providers to help you gain a new skill or certification.  A listing of courses can be found here.

Finally, we are always looking for new instructors who want to give back to our community.  If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and experience by offering a class or program, please contact our office. 

Thank you for supporting lifelong learning in District 214!



Patrick Mogge

Director of Community Engagement and Outreach