Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc.
"Our Central Illinois organization provides programs and services to adults
with disabilities; enriching their quality of life, promoting social change
and optimizing their potential for independence."

7:30AM - 4PM

Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. depends on the generosity of individuals in the community, like you, to help people in need. CWTC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
CWTC is looking for volunteers
to assist our consumers in enhancing their computer skills
or learning new art or music skills. If you have a talent you would like to share with our consumers, please contact
Debra Cline at (309) 686-3300.

Community Employment

First six months FY 2017
July-December 2016
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If you're looking for a job that not only pays but is rewarding, consider working at CWTC. Jobs available are listed HERE and you can download an application HERE!

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2017 Inspiring Arts Abilities Art Show Friday Night!

CWTC presents the “Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show,”a stirring exhibition of art, this Friday, March 31st at 6:00PM. This year's event moves to the Mt. Hawley Country Club in Peoria.


The evening will showcase the many talents of our CWTC consumers through their paintings and pottery. Pieces will be on display and for sale during our silent auction with proceeds benefiting the artist and the Inspiring Art Abilities Program. Admission is just $25 in advance; $30 at the door and include hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and live music.  Tickets are available here!


The Inspiring Art Abilities program provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to engage in the creative development of artwork under the direction of skilled, community based artists. The program was set up to inspire individuals with disabilities to express themselves through increased access to art, while building self-esteem and self-discipline to appreciate, and increase their knowledge about art. The program is partially funded through a grant from the Fritz and Doris S. Reuling Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.


Congratulations to Jeff, one of CWTC’s consumers taking part in the Inspiring Arts Abilities program. This year Jeff provided the painting that was presented to the United Way Campaign Co-chairs at their annual Community Campaign Celebration, held Tuesday night, January 31st at the Embassy Suites Hotel in East Peoria. Michael Stephan presented the painting to Katie McCord Jenkins and Tom Jenkins with Jeff looking on. The painting was created around the quote, “The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others.” Some of Jeff's artwork will be on display at this years Inspiring Arts Abilities Art Show. More details coming soon!

TThe CWTC Super Trivia Challenge at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria was another huge success! Forty-three teams battled it out for the top cash prize! Congratulations to the Trivia Tribe for taking home the trophy! Thank you to WMBD/WYZZ's Clay Gordon, Lindsey Mills and Lauren Rainson for being our wonderful hosts for the evening and thank you for coming out to support adults with disabilities!You can check out all of the pictures HERE!
CWTC served its “Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon” to its consumers today, enjoying turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and all the "fixins!" The annual Thanksgiving meal has been a tradition with CWTC Board of Directors, staff and volunteers serving the meal. The Heart of Illinois United Way staff continued its annual tradition to share with the serving.
I t was nice to have a new guest in to take a tour of CWTC. Mark Little, Chief Information Officer of Peoria County, stopped in to visit with Executive Director Patti Gratton and see first-hand what we do and the accomplishments of our CWTC consumers. You can schedule a tour, simply by calling Rick Stephenson at 309-686-3300.
Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. presented their annual “CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction” Wednesday evening, September 14, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria. The evening festivities paid tribute to the many people who have helped CWTC and have contributed in extraordinary ways. It was a great night for everyone and you can catch some of the highlights HERE!
Periodically, we get asked if CWTC has a wishlist. Yes, we do! There are a list of items we use on a regular basis. Some we use at the main facility, while others may be used at one of our residential facilities throughout Central Illinois. You may be looking to donate a new item, or have a gently used item you would like to pass along. You can see the list by clicking here!
CWTC is proud to announce that you can now find an archive of the latest Newsletters as they become available to all of our supporters, employees and consumers. Simply click on "Newsletter" under the "News" tab and view or download the issue you want by clicking the correct picture. It's that simple! You'll find issues of CWTC Insights, Community Integration Out And About and more!
Our governor and legislators are still debating the budget with no end in sight. Please make sure you let them know how important our services are for adults with disabilities.
Need to contact your state legislator? You can find contact information for your legislator HERE. Thank you for your support!
CWTC Upcoming Events
Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show

March 31st, 6:00-8:00PM
Tickets $25 Advance; $30 Door
(Includes hors d'oeuvres & cash bar)

This event is to show off the many talents of our CWTC consumers through art. Artwork will be on display this evening and will be for sale during our silent Auction.  Sales from this event will go to the artist and back to CWTC's Inspiring Art Abilities Program. This program is partially funded through a grant from the Fritz and Doris S. Reuling Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. Tickets are available HERE!



CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center
East Peoria, IL

2018 CWTC Super Trivia Challenge!
Friday, January 12, 2018
Par-A-Dice Hotel