Events and news

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

Meet Jacob, PAC Warehouse Employee

Jacob has been a Returns/Inventory Transfer Specialist at Search's Planet Access Company (PAC) Warehouse since November 2015. PAC, a social enterprise of Search, is a third-party logistics provider and warehouse that provides paid work and vocational training for people with disabilities. In conjunction with a generous investment by The Coleman…
Last modified on Monday, 22 May 2017 11:51

Community: FY2016 Annual Report

Last modified on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 15:23

Search for Adventure: Crashing the Cubs Spring Training Bandwagon

Essay and photography by Jennifer Gledhill, Search's Community Integration Coordinator--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------One of the (rare) bummers about my job is having that “been there/done that” feeling with almost everything Ticketmaster has to offer: Friend with kids: Hey, Gledhill – want to go to the circus? Me: Oh dear. I’ve been to the…
Last modified on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 15:17

Celebrate Innovation in Employment on May 11th!

SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS: Innovation Celebration! is coming up quickly on Thursday, May 11th!  We are looking forward to a celebratory evening at Galleria Marchetti with cocktails, fun foods, delicious desserts, awards, and a silent auction. Rob Johnson from CBS 2 Chicago will be returning to emcee the event and the Andy…
Last modified on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 15:17

This March - You Shop, Toad&Co Gives

Shop Toad&Co Graphic Tees and Support Search!March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.  So all month Toad&Co will donate 100% of profits from their Graphic T-Shirts and Tanks to sending people with disabilities on trips to the great outdoors through Search for Adventure.Many thanks to our good partners at Toad&Co and…
Last modified on Friday, 03 March 2017 14:59

Reva & David Logan Foundation Funds Disability Awareness Trainings

The Disability Awareness Players are having another banner year thanks to our new partner, the Reva & David Logan Foundation! The Foundation has generously funded 10 Disability Awareness Trainings for cultural institutions and schools in Chicago. The current grant expands on a partnership that began in 2015 in conjunction with…
Last modified on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:56

Q&A with Matthew, Mariano's Team Member

Matthew G. is one of Search's newest competitive employment placements. He has been a team member at Mariano's for one month. Before beginning in his current position, Matthew participated in Search's No Boundaries program through his high school. Since he graduated, Matthew is now is part of our Community Employment…
Last modified on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:48
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