Nourishing the Community

Dorothy’s Can-Do Café is staffed by Gateway’s participants. Individuals who are in the program are given specific training and “on-the-job” practice. They move from bakery work to café scenarios focusing on customer service, store cleanliness, and filling customer orders. In the bakery, participants are trained to use measuring and cutting utensils, in addition to operating the appliances. They learn to make bread, rolls, cookies, cake, and items for seasonal holidays.

But Dorothy's Can-Do Café is much more than just a training program. Dorothy’s is open to the public creating a forum for bringing the world in and cultivating interaction that leads to fuller lives for our participants and our community. All products sold are baked, packaged and sold by the participants of Gateway with proceeds benefitting the organization.

Dorothy's Can-Do Cafe is located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood just a stone's throw from Northcenter, Ravenswood, Andersonville, West Ridge, and Albany Park. 

CLICK HERE to see some of the delicious treats.

WATCH Dorothy's in action on WGN's Chicago's Best.

Come visit us:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Call for more information:

Gateway to Learning
Special Education
and Training Center

4925 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-2609

P. 773-784-3200
F. 773-784-3299

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