The JJs List Blog

Guest Blog: How I Landed My First Job

After I passed my second actuarial exam in December 2012, I spent two years struggling to find work in the field. I applied for over 100 jobs as an actuary or in related fields, only to receive a small handful of interviews. It made me…

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A Look Back on 2014: No Boundaries Coworkers

Our coworkers at No Boundaries joined in on the reminiscing fun! Press play, and allow the festive melody of Celtic Woman guide you through the memories of our wonderful team!

Adrian –

I don’t have one particular memory that I like over all, but I do…

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jjslist.com Intern Gets Published!

On the day of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind’s appearance at the Wilmette Community Recreation Center in Wilmette, Illinois, we have the pleasure of announcing that jjslist.com’s Intern, Paul, was published by the Wilmette Beacon! You can read Paul’s interview with Suskind here!

Ron Suskind

Suskind will…

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Wine Walk Raises Almost $6,000, $3,000 for No Boundaries!

Chicago/Dempster Merchants Association and JJ Hanley

The Chicago/Dempster Charity Wine Walk in Evanston was a rousing success! We are humbled by the support of our Chicago/Dempster community, the Chicago/Dempster Merchants Association and Evanstonians in general, who turned out in droves to support our No Boundaries program….

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Evanston Charity Wine Walk & Visibility Arts Show A Success

Photo Courtesy of Kerramel Studios, Leah at Visibility Arts Show

Hundreds stood in line, September 18, 2014, during the Chicago/Dempster Charity Wine Walk in Evanston to show their support for people with disabilities by giving a $15 donation that will be divided between our No Boundaries

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Gain Workplace Skills at Work

Justice at Hewn

I work at Hewn. I started in August, to practice my workplace skills in order to help me find future jobs. Hewn makes “hand forged artisan bread” and is located a couple stores down from No Boundaries. No Boundaries is a program that I attend…

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Guest Speaker Series: Working At Target

Recently, we had Sarah Goldberg, a guest speaker currently working at Target stop by No Boundaries to tell us about her experience working at the retail store as a person with a disability. She has a lot of experience working at the cash register and…

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Visibility Arts to Showcase Artists with Disabilities at Wine Walk

Work In Progress By Leah

Toast to a great cause! On September 18, 2014, Visibility Arts will host “The Path to Independence: Finding Your Voice,” an art show featuring artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The art show will be held from 5 to 8pm at…

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Adrian

Internship: Key to Building Workplace Skills

I recently started an internship with Keystone Alliance, an administrative services organization that supports Search, Inc.  I was excited to get this internship with the help of the No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life program. As my first internship, I’ve learned a…

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Save the Date – Sept 18th Wine Walk

 

We’re getting ready for the first Annual Wine Walk! We  hope to see you out and about, checking out the products various merchants are selling and enjoying the wonderful wine from Vinic Wine – all for a great cause! Thank you to the Chicago/ Dempster…

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