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#GivingTuesday is Back and Kicking Off Nov 1st!

10/19/17 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Your Support On #GivingTuesday Will Help The Disability Awareness Players

You have a special opportunity to make a difference this giving season.

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 has been designated…

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Volunteering at ReelAbilities Film Festival

Volunteering at ReelAbilities Film Festival

JJsList.com Social Media Assistant Abbie Volkmann

A blog by Abbie Volkmann

One of my first times as a Disability Awareness Player was in February when we trained a group of filmmakers at Kartemquin Films in Chicago. At the training, our contact at Kartemquin…

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Volunteers Represent at Search 360

10/13/17 - Uncategorized - 1 Comment

JJslist.com and No Boundaries were well represented on October 5th at Search 360, an annual Open House and Visibility Art Show, which was held at Search, Inc’s Mt. Prospect site.  Business Assistant Sarah Armour staffed a table for JJsList.com, while No Boundaries participants, MattLaChapelle and…

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Benefitting from ABLE

Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer, and Guest Blogger Bill Sitter

The ABLE Act, also known as the Achieving Better Life Experience Act, is probably the most important piece of legislation regarding people with disabilities since the Americans with Disabilities Act. ABLE allows for people to have…

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Foundation Funded Trainings Experience Success

The Disability Awareness Players had another record-breaking year in Fiscal Year 2017!

JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players at Lincoln Elementary School in Highland Park

Overall 40+ Disability Awareness Trainings were provided to over 2,600 people in the most recent year. A recent grant from the Reva & David…

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Building Skills While Following My Passion

By Brian Rohde, ComEd Ambassador

ComEd’s Paula Conrad, Michele Ptasik, Anne Pramaggiore & ComEd Ambassador Brian Rohde

On Wednesday August 23rd, I attended the ComEd Key Managers Meeting at the Danada House in Wheaton, IL. There were between 150-200 ComEd and Exelon employees and managers in attendance…

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Valuable Volunteer Experience

John and Matt prepping food

Over the summer No Boundaries participants volunteered their time and talent to help school children in their community. No Boundaries teamed up with Northwestern University students to volunteer at Campus Kitchens, a national leader in community service for students and the future…

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Workshops Have Team Hopping

Pace Suburban Bus Training Team, Ed and Bridget

Pace Suburban Bus and JJ’s List Training Teams have been busy with the Hop on the Bus to Independence Workshops throughout the Chicagoland area. Just this month the team has been to Lincolnshire, Orland Park, Elgin, Aurora and many…

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Hello JJ’s List Community!

Tricia Luzadder, Ventures Program Manager

I am very happy to be writing you from JJ’s List and Search! My name is Tricia Luzadder and I am the new Ventures Programs Manager at Search’s Evanston site. While I am new in this role, I am not entirely…

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“Never, Never, Never Give Up”

My Farewell to Search and JJsList.com

These are words that a leader named Winston Churchill said to some students many years ago when the people of Great Britain were living through some of the challenging days of World War II. (What Churchill actually said was “Never…

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