The Connect 44 Center is attached to Glenn Westlake Middle School, 1514 S. Main Street in Lombard. NOTE: The Connect 44 Center is not yet available as a searchable option in any GPS maps. Therefore, when trying to locate The Connect 44 Center, either type in "Glenn Westlake Middle School" or "1514 S. Main Street."
Renting The Connect 44 Center | Contacting Management
All rental inquiries are handled by a private, third-party operator. For inquiries about space rental, lost and found or general information about the District 44 Connect Center, please contact:
Purpose of The Connect 44 Center
The Connect 44 Center is a place where the community can come together to learn, play, explore and, most importantly, connect. From the state-of-the-art classroom spaces, to cutting-edge technologies, to premiere recreational facilities, District 44 is proud to have a center that prioritizes student learning and encourages community-use.
History of The Connect Center
Superintendent Dr. Ted Stec knew we needed to add classroom space at Glenn Westlake Middle School. However, he wanted to come up with a way where we weren't just adding classrooms; we were expanding the educational experience for all students. As he and his administration dove deeper into the needs of stakeholders, he realized there was also a demand for more recreational experiences. This is when the vision for The Connect 44 Center first came to life -- it needed to be a place where our students can explore their passions, families can connect through new experiences and athletes can play. We share our gratitude with current and previous members of the Board of Education for their support.
Presentations from Connect 44 Center Event
On November 2, 2022, members of the community were invited to visit the Connect 44 Center for our Inaugural Connect 44 event. Visitors had the opportunity to listen to two different presentations, both of which focused on different aspects of the educational experience in District 44. Please click either link below for recorded versions of those presentations.