What is EL3?

Powered by District 65’s EvanSTEM project in partnership with Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy’s Office of Community Education Partnerships (OCEP), EL3 is a place where youth can find learning opportunities to pursue either online, in school and out-of school -- Evanston Learns: (1) in school, (2) out-of-school, and (3) online. Through EL3, young people can discover new paths and interests, explore Evanston’s rich resources, and find out what they can learn, make, do and, ultimately, become.

More than just a tool to search and find programs that interest students, EL3 becomes a space for young people to develop their respective learning history. Each program they attend, each skill they master, each APP they conquer, and each project they complete via EL3 is included as part of their learning profile.

Learn more about EL3's history and background.


On EL3, students have the power to:

  • Share their completed projects with friends, teachers, and adults.
  • Catalogue their work within their own EL3 resume.
  • Earn badges that demonstrate a mastery of skills and/or experiences.
  • Showcase their accomplishments with parents and teachers.
  • Seek activities where they can level-up their skills.


Are you interested in becoming a part of your youth's learning ecosystem?

  • EL3 helps connect your child to free and affordable opportunities outside of school that match up with their interests and passions.
  • Since EL3 is a citywide initiative used throughout Evanston, your child's account will maintain a history of their participation and accomplishments for every program they attend.
  • Youth can showcase their accomplishments and strengthen their learning identity by sharing their work via EL3 with friends, parents, and teachers.
  • Find out how you can be a learning partner to your youth by visiting EL3's Parents page.

Partner Organizations

Are you interested in becoming a Partner Organization with EL3?

  • Click here to see all of EL3’s current partner organizations.
  • Promote EL3 to your networks by publishing your programs and sharing out information on social media.
  • Recommend or connect EL3 to other youth-serving institutions.
  • To submit your interest in becoming an EL3 partner, complete the form linked below.