Mission Statement

The WCH

Winnetka Community House is a unique non-profit on Chicago’s North Shore that has played a special role in the community for over a century. Founded in 1911, the mission of WCH is to enrich the lives of North Shore residents, their families and friends by providing educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. In addition to classes, programs and special events for every member of the family, WCH has a full service Fitness Centre and full gymnasium available to users. Theater and dance productions are held year-round in historic Matz Hall thanks to groups like Children’s Theatre of Winnetka, and Village Follies. The facility also plays host to weddings, business meetings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs as well as housing some of the North Shore’s key non-profit organizations such as the North Shore Art League, Junior League of Evanston – North Shore and the Winnetka Youth Organization.


This privately supported unique facility does not receive tax dollars.