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.

Annual Performance

FY 2015

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The CWTC Super Trivia Challenge at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria was another huge success! Forty-four teams battled it out for the top cash prize! Congratulations to the Law Offices of Chris Doscotch for taking home the trophy! Thank you to WMBD/WYZZ's Clay Gordon and Lindsey Mills for being our wonderful hosts for the evening and thank you for coming out to support adults with disabilities! See more pictures HERE!
Thanks to the many folks from Caterpillar in Morton who provided breakfast, gifts and a visit from Santa this morning as we all celebrated our annual Christmas Breakfast. The air was filled with smiles and music everywhere along with a heart full of gratitude. See the pictures HERE!

Picasso, Monet, Dali and Van Gogh would have all been proud! It was a great night with a great turnout for our Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show @ The Hive on Friday, December 4th. CWTC consumers displayed their artwork while visitors took time to view their masterpieces. The attendees enjoyed some snacks while talking with the artists and learning about their techniques and inspirations. We appreciate those who came out and supported our adults with disabilities! See 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. Also participating was Congressman Darin LaHood and his son Lucas. Enjoy the pictures HERE!


CWTC consumer and Special Olympics Unified Sports athlete, Chad Gatlin, was recently chosen to be one of 8 Special Olympics short track speed skating athletes from around the country to participate in an exhibition relay race and clinic with US Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno. The invitational was held on Friday, Nov 13th in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Among the highlights of the trip was to meet Apolo prior to the event. The evening’s festivities were taped to be showcased on NBC Sports Network November 27th at 8PM.


Chad trains with the Tri-County Independents speed skating team under the direction of Barb and Larry Needham. Chad has been preparing for the event with help from Don Rulis, Administrator of Vocational Services at CWTC and speed skating coach. See more here!


CWTC consumers are getting in touch with their creative side, thanks to the Inspiring Art Abilities program, providing 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, build self-esteem and self-discipline, appreciate, and increase their knowledge about art.

CWTC artists have created a portfolio of paintings at the studio and are showing their artwork to the greater Peoria community at various local businesses. See more HERE!


Inspiring Art Abilities is funded through a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.

CWTC presented our annual “Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction” Tuesday evening, September 8, 2015, 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. This year, CWTC celebrated its 55th anniversary and the Emerald Anniversary provided the theme for the evening. See photos here!

The City of Peoria for acknowledged and observed CWTC's 55 years of service this year. Mayor Ardis issued the proclamation at Tuesday night's City Council meeting while Councilman Chuck Grayeb offered his congratulations. Accepting the proclamation is Don Rulis, Administrator of Vocational Services.

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 will soon be debating the budget for the next fiscal year. 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
CWTC Community Day with Monical’s Pizza

Monday, February 22nd
All Day!
3 Monical’s Pizza Locations


Enjoy Monical’s in Peoria (North Knoxville & Willow Knolls) and Pekin. CWTC receives 20 per cent of the bill when you present our flier at the time of ordering including carry-out. Download flier HERE. Tell as many of your friends and families as possible! All restaurants are open 11AM-10PM.

Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show
The Waterhouse
316 SW Washington Street

March 11th, 6:30-8:30PM

Tickets $30

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 given to CWTC by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.

CWTC Bowl-A-Thon 2016!
The CWTC Bowl-A-Thon will be held Saturday Morning, March 12th at the Landmark Recreation Center starting at 9AM.  Individuals interested in participating in the CWTC Bowl-A-Thon should download and complete the registration form. If you wish to enter a team of four, please include the names of the individuals on the team in the space provided. Only one form is required per team. The cost for individuals receiving services from CWTC is $7.00 per person.
Please return completed form to CWTC by March 7, 2016.