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My Experience at No Boundaries – By Melissa

When I first got to No Boundaries I thought it was like a store or something with people who are my age.  The co-workers I work with are nice.  When I started working here the first time I was nervous because this was my first…

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Mental Illness: The Invisible Disability

When you think of the word disability, what comes to mind? A person in a wheelchair? Maybe an individual with Down syndrome? We tend to only think of those with a physical or visible disability as actually being disabled because we can see it.

Odds…

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Fine at The Fine Line

Learning to fly on your own in life can be a real challenge, especially if you have a disability.  So you would think that finding a job for someone like me would be close to impossible.  Well,  you would be wrong.  I recently got a…

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Motivation is Magic

Motivation is the key to a successful job search. So what does that mean for your young adult with a disability? For starters, if he or she is not motivated to work, it’s going to be a long and tough road to get to…

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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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