Hanson Center: Gateway Special Recreation Association

Organization Address:

15W431 59th Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Name and Position of Contact Person:

Ryan Cortez

Phone Number:

(630) 325-3857 ext. 110

Email Address:


Website Address:


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:

Most hours are available on Friday and Saturdays with some flexibility.

Description of Organization:

Gateway Special Recreation Association (SRA) is affiliated with the Ray Graham Association. Gateway SRA provides year round recreational activities to approximately 150 families with disabilities or special needs. Gateway SRA serves the following park agencies: Burr Ridge, Countryside, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Pleasant Dale, Westchester, Willowbrook and York Center.

Description of Service Learner Role:

The service learners' role will be to assist with recreational activities. Being able to work closely with individuals with disabilities or special needs is a must.

Organization Requirements:

Be courteous and respectful to all the individuals and staff you come in contact with. Be prompt and willing to lend a helping hand.

Number of Placements Available:



Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.