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Guess What’s Back? (And Bigger and Better Than Ever!)

…It’s #GivingTuesday!You have a special opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life 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 as a day for charities, families, businesses, community centers and…
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 13:46

Search for Adventure: All Aboard for Memphis!

Story by Jennifer Gledhill, Search's Community Integration CoordinatorPhotos by Lawanda, Search for Adventure Participant---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I like to think that more times than not I do a pretty good job of documenting our Search for Adventure trips via the written word and the camera lens. But during our recent trip to…
Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:22

Thank You Search DSPs!

In honor of National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Week, September 10 - 16, we are sharing a letter from our Executive Director to Search DSPs.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dear Search Team,This week is Direct Support Professionals Recognition week and I want to extend my deep thanks for your many contributions throughout the year.  As…
Last modified on Monday, 11 September 2017 17:11

Illinois Has A Budget!

By now, you've heard the big news - Illinois has a budget!On July 7, the General Assembly voted to override the Governor’s veto of its $36.1 billion FY 2018 State budget package. The dramatic, bipartisan votes in the House and Senate brought to an end the historic budget impasse that…
Last modified on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:07

Q&A with Jeremy Jackson, Clinical Services Division Manager

Search is excited to announce the appointment of Jeremy Jackson as our new Clinical Services Division Manager! Jeremy has worked at Search for three years as a manager in our Supported Living Program. He brings eight years of experience in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental…
Last modified on Monday, 19 June 2017 15:36

Staff Spotlight: Martina C

Martina is a DSP at Search’s Adult Learning site in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Martina has worked for Search since November 2016.  Her supervisor, Tasha, says, "Martina is very creative and brings her talents to our Ignite program on Tuesday nights.  She is very consistent with taking individuals from her classroom…
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:54

FY17 Accessibility and Beautification Highlights

Search’s hard working physical plant team does a lot of behind the scenes work to keep Search’s 30+ locations both functional and attractive. We recently sat down to Shawn Kirby, Physical Plant Manager, to find out more about what the physical plant team does. Q: What are some of physical…
Last modified on Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:14

The Coleman Foundation Awards 2-Year Grant for Career Services

Search is pleased to announce a new, 2-year $135,000 investment by The Coleman Foundation in Career Services at the Planet Access Company (PAC). The goal of this initiative is to expand competitive employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities both within the walls of Search's Planet Access Company…
Last modified on Monday, 22 May 2017 11:42

PAC Customer Spotlight: Chapín Coffee

We are thrilled to shine a spotlight one of our new PAC Warehouse customers - Chapí­n Coffee! Chapín Coffee sells delicious specialty coffee that supports a good cause. For each bag of coffee purchased, Chapín serves school meals to children living in rural Guatemala through the NGO Puebla a Puebla.…
Last modified on Monday, 22 May 2017 11:43
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