The JJs List Blog

Get Ready for Taste of Evanston

Mark your calendars for Taste of Evanston! This event will combine food, entertainment, and raffles to support local organizations such as No Boundaries that provide assistance to individuals who are looking for jobs. The event will be held on July 9th from 4-7 pm at…

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Kicking Off the Taste of Evanston

Matt and John with Rotarians

Recently, participants John Doetsch and Matt LaChapelle were guest speakers at a meeting of the Evanston Lighthouse Lighthouse Rotary Club (ELRC) to help kick off the Rotary’s upcoming Taste of Evanston. The July 9 event at the historic Dawes House will benefit…

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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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Evanston Gets Ready to Mash it Up

Courtesy of Evanston MashUp

We are participating in this year’s MashUp, a community event, coordinated by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. Meet business leaders, artists, musicians, community leaders and your fellow Evanstonians in a fantastic setting- the Northwestern University Beachfront. Enjoy good food, music and vibes as the…

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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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Evanston Parklet Opens!

State Senator Robyn Gabel, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, and the jjslist.com Team

Evanston’s first parklet is officially open! Located right here on Dempster Street, the parklet  had its official ribbon-cutting this afternoon, July 30, 2014, before a good crowd outside Hewn.

Our very own jjslist.com crew arrived just in…

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John Maxson

Business Reviews : Start The Dialogue

At jjslist.com we focus a lot on educating businesses to be disability-aware. There are various ways to do that, from our disability awareness trainings to the blogs and resources we post on our website. However, I think the best way to do so is for businesses…

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Money Matters: Bank Opens Doors to People With Disabilities

On Monday, our No Boundaries participants got a chance to visit the North Shore Community Bank branch in Skokie, Illinois. We’ve been discussing finances this session and this was a good opportunity to see how a bank works behind the scenes. While most of us…

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Lunch and Learn January

Lunch & Learn: Talk To Your Customers With Disabilities The Right Way

We’ve all walked into a retail store, government office or corporate environment and felt we weren’t receiving the best service. We’ve also had co-workers say inappropriate and/or offensive statements simply because they did not know it was offensive or inappropriate. Both of these situations can…

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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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