The JJs List Blog

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Evanston’s First Parklet

Evanston is building its first parklet! We decided to ask the force behind the Evanston parklet, Hewn owners Julie Matthei and Ellen King, to tell us more about the green space to be built on the parking space in front of their bakery. Here are a…

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Disabilities In America: Fellowship Gives Hope

This month I got a chance to work at jjslist.com through my participation in the US Department of State’s Professional Fellowship Program implemented by Hands Along the Nile Development Services in partnership with WorldChicago. I was excited to see the work Americans are doing around disability awareness. In Tunisia,…

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Autism On The Job: Really?

SAP employees Patrick Brophy, right, and coach David Sweeney. Ciaran Dolan for The Wall Street Journal

Recently, an article in The Wall Street Journal came to our attention. While it is a step in the right direction, we do have a couple of issues with the…

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Love Is Immortal

For the family you truly love,

A group of buds or great friend,

Love is Immortal,

From birth- even through end.

 

It can never be vanquished.

That call, from heart to heart; Love,

It’s always there in your heart.

Winged beauty- is the dove.

 

A red rose- just as sweet,

Even when Heart’s day…

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Skokie Chamber Honors Non-Profit Of The Year

Last Friday, the jjslist.com staff got to attend the Skokie Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Board Installation and Membership Awards Luncheon. It was a very special occasion! They named us the 2013 Non-Profit of the Year, an award we were honored to accept. So we hopped in…

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Planet Access Store sign

Planet Access Company Store: Last Minute Shopping For A Good Cause

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Planet Access Company Store with our NO BOUNDARIES – Train for Work, Train for Life participants. I was impressed with the quality of products for holiday gifts – candles, hats, gloves and coats to everyday wear for…

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Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Businesses Lead Disability Awareness Event

Evanston businesses rallied around jjslist.com and No Boundaries to cut the ribbon at our new location at 824 Dempster Street!  Business owners and managers, large and small, helped celebrate a new step forward in the the integration of people with disabilities in the community and…

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Join Us For Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

We’ve moved in, explored the neighborhood and made friends with business owners near our new location at 824 Dempster Street in Evanston. We’ve even become regulars at a few of the local restaurants, but now it’s time for us to open our doors to our…

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Disabilities In Film: Becoming Bulletproof Raises Questions At Good Pitch

Photo by James Richards

Last week, we had the privilege and honor of being invited to the first-ever Good Pitch Chicago, an amazing day-long event where celebrities can be spotted and documentary filmmakers pitch their films in hopes of getting funding. Enriching?  Yes! Enlightening? No doubt!

Good…

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824 Dempster St Evanston, IL 60202

We’ve moved. Come visit.

Farewell CoLab Friends.  Hello Dempster.

JJ’s List has come a long way since it was born in the basement of our passionate and dedicated Founder JJ Hanley in 2008. On Monday, October 14, 2013, we officially opened the doors to our new location, 824 Dempster St…

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