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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

Search Achieves CQL Accreditation!

We are very pleased to share that in November of 2016, Search achieved accreditation by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).  Grounded in over 40 years of leadership and peer-reviewed research, CQL Accreditation promotes excellence in person-centered services and supports that lead to increased quality of life. In preparation…

10 Fun Facts about Search for Adventure’s November trip to Prince’s House

Story and photography by Jennifer Gledhill, Community Integration Coordinator at Search------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. As with many of our trips, this vacation was inspired by a resident’s personal bucket list.  An offhand comment from a QIDP about wanting to go to Minneapolis became a four day/three night jaunt to Prince’s hometown and…
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:54

Empower Advocates, Workers, Volunteers, and Adventurers with Your Year-End Gift

Dear Friends of Search,   Volunteers. Artists. Adventurers. Workers. Advocates.   We all bring our own abilities to the world around us. This is certainly true for Vince, Jimmy, Stephanie, and Tracy, four Search participants who shone brightly in 2016.   Whether discovering their own talents, unlocking their creativity, setting…
Last modified on Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:54
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