Jun
1
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image

What:

This event will be an opportunity for Progress Center Consumers, Members, Supporters, Allies, and Advocates to have a virtual meeting.  The meeting will give participants time to share how they are feeling, ask questions of others, hear what others are doing and sharing, and perhaps learn some new ways to navigate current challenges.

Why:

The threat of Covid-19 and the reality of the Illinois Stay at Home Order has changed life for just about everybody in Chicagoland and Illinois.  Each of us has new challenges to face, and each of us has to face those challenges without the benefit of face to face contact with our friends, peers, and colleagues. Though we can’t meet in person, this event will give participants a chance to talk over the phone, and connect through Zoom, an online platform, and share what is on our minds.  The floor will be open for people to talk about frustrations they have experienced, accomplishments, new things they’ve learned, and everything in between.

Who:

The event is geared toward consumers, members, and advocates from the Progress Center and broader disability community. All interested people are encouraged and welcome to join though.

When:

The event will be every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:

The event will be over Zoom.  Participants will be able to connect through either a phone line or through the internet.

This is the information needed to connect:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93672078758 Meeting ID: 936 7207 8758

One tap mobile +1-312-626-6799, 93672078758# US (Chicago)

For questions and accommodation requests, call 708-209-1500 ext 14 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

Jun
2
Tue
2020 Spring Legislative Training at Progress Center @ Legislative Training will be remote over Zoom and Teleconference
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Progress Center for invites you to an online Legislative Training

Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course
Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course

This Seven-Week Legislative Training covers:

  • Self-advocacy.
  • The Civil Rights of People with Disabilities.
  • The legislative process.
  • How a bill becomes a law.
  • Different methods of communicating with your legislators.

 

 

The training will empower participants to:

  • Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative process.
  • Learn how to share your opinions and make your vote count.
  • Get first-hand knowledge of government policies straight from your local and state officials.

Details:

  1. This online training is open to anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and who will commit to attend all sessions.
  2. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 through June 23, 2020; 11 am until 12:30 pm.
  3. The training is available through ZOOM conferencing
  4. To register and request accommodations, contact Manuel Gonzalez at (708) 388-5011 ext 12  mgonzalez@progresscil.org

Let us know if you’ll need an ASL Interpreter or other reasonable accommodation.

Participation in this Legislative Training is FREE!

Jun
8
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image

What:

This event will be an opportunity for Progress Center Consumers, Members, Supporters, Allies, and Advocates to have a virtual meeting.  The meeting will give participants time to share how they are feeling, ask questions of others, hear what others are doing and sharing, and perhaps learn some new ways to navigate current challenges.

Why:

The threat of Covid-19 and the reality of the Illinois Stay at Home Order has changed life for just about everybody in Chicagoland and Illinois.  Each of us has new challenges to face, and each of us has to face those challenges without the benefit of face to face contact with our friends, peers, and colleagues. Though we can’t meet in person, this event will give participants a chance to talk over the phone, and connect through Zoom, an online platform, and share what is on our minds.  The floor will be open for people to talk about frustrations they have experienced, accomplishments, new things they’ve learned, and everything in between.

Who:

The event is geared toward consumers, members, and advocates from the Progress Center and broader disability community. All interested people are encouraged and welcome to join though.

When:

The event will be every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:

The event will be over Zoom.  Participants will be able to connect through either a phone line or through the internet.

This is the information needed to connect:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93672078758 Meeting ID: 936 7207 8758

One tap mobile +1-312-626-6799, 93672078758# US (Chicago)

For questions and accommodation requests, call 708-209-1500 ext 14 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

Jun
9
Tue
2020 Spring Legislative Training at Progress Center @ Legislative Training will be remote over Zoom and Teleconference
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Progress Center for invites you to an online Legislative Training

Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course
Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course

This Seven-Week Legislative Training covers:

  • Self-advocacy.
  • The Civil Rights of People with Disabilities.
  • The legislative process.
  • How a bill becomes a law.
  • Different methods of communicating with your legislators.

 

 

The training will empower participants to:

  • Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative process.
  • Learn how to share your opinions and make your vote count.
  • Get first-hand knowledge of government policies straight from your local and state officials.

Details:

  1. This online training is open to anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and who will commit to attend all sessions.
  2. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 through June 23, 2020; 11 am until 12:30 pm.
  3. The training is available through ZOOM conferencing
  4. To register and request accommodations, contact Manuel Gonzalez at (708) 388-5011 ext 12  mgonzalez@progresscil.org

Let us know if you’ll need an ASL Interpreter or other reasonable accommodation.

Participation in this Legislative Training is FREE!

Jun
11
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure
image of an eleborate pencil drawing representing a dragon and a human or elf type figure

Progress Center for Independent Living hosts a monthly peer support group the second Thursday of each month. The group will meets two hours each session.

The next meeting of the group is March 12, 2020. 

The Peer Support and Art Group focuses on sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  A portion of each session is dedicated to art projects (no experience necessary).

The group is open to people with disabilities of all ages.

The group is open to people with any type of disability.

Susan Becker, a Progress Center advocate, leads the group sessions.

The next group session is Thursday, March 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, for accommodation requests and to RSVP, contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 extension 14 or garnold@progresscil.org.

Progress Center is a scent-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products.

Jun
15
Mon
Employment Club– The Club is not meeting during the pandemic @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Due to the Pandemic, Employment Club is not meeting at this time.  We hope to offer courses online soon.

 

Progress Center announces the March 2020 meeting of the Employment Club, a monthly services group intended to equip people with resources to pursue employment.

The March 2020 Session will meet on Monday, March 16 at 11 a.m.  The March 2020 Session will kick-off an Eight Session Employment Club Curriculum.  Individuals who register at the March Session and complete the Eight-Session Course will come away with:

  • A Resume
  • A Linked In Profile
  • A Cover Letter;
  • Guidance and direction on using the tools

For more information, and to RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 Ext.  14

Monthly sessions include:

  • Presentations from groups that provide employment related service
  • Time to answer employment related questions
  • Time to search online for job leads and to work on materials as cover letters

If you have items that you would like covered at the Employment Club, please share your ideas at garnold@progresscil.org

Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image

What:

This event will be an opportunity for Progress Center Consumers, Members, Supporters, Allies, and Advocates to have a virtual meeting.  The meeting will give participants time to share how they are feeling, ask questions of others, hear what others are doing and sharing, and perhaps learn some new ways to navigate current challenges.

Why:

The threat of Covid-19 and the reality of the Illinois Stay at Home Order has changed life for just about everybody in Chicagoland and Illinois.  Each of us has new challenges to face, and each of us has to face those challenges without the benefit of face to face contact with our friends, peers, and colleagues. Though we can’t meet in person, this event will give participants a chance to talk over the phone, and connect through Zoom, an online platform, and share what is on our minds.  The floor will be open for people to talk about frustrations they have experienced, accomplishments, new things they’ve learned, and everything in between.

Who:

The event is geared toward consumers, members, and advocates from the Progress Center and broader disability community. All interested people are encouraged and welcome to join though.

When:

The event will be every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:

The event will be over Zoom.  Participants will be able to connect through either a phone line or through the internet.

This is the information needed to connect:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93672078758 Meeting ID: 936 7207 8758

One tap mobile +1-312-626-6799, 93672078758# US (Chicago)

For questions and accommodation requests, call 708-209-1500 ext 14 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

Jun
16
Tue
2020 Spring Legislative Training at Progress Center @ Legislative Training will be remote over Zoom and Teleconference
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Progress Center for invites you to an online Legislative Training

Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course
Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course

This Seven-Week Legislative Training covers:

  • Self-advocacy.
  • The Civil Rights of People with Disabilities.
  • The legislative process.
  • How a bill becomes a law.
  • Different methods of communicating with your legislators.

 

 

The training will empower participants to:

  • Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative process.
  • Learn how to share your opinions and make your vote count.
  • Get first-hand knowledge of government policies straight from your local and state officials.

Details:

  1. This online training is open to anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and who will commit to attend all sessions.
  2. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 through June 23, 2020; 11 am until 12:30 pm.
  3. The training is available through ZOOM conferencing
  4. To register and request accommodations, contact Manuel Gonzalez at (708) 388-5011 ext 12  mgonzalez@progresscil.org

Let us know if you’ll need an ASL Interpreter or other reasonable accommodation.

Participation in this Legislative Training is FREE!

Jun
22
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image

What:

This event will be an opportunity for Progress Center Consumers, Members, Supporters, Allies, and Advocates to have a virtual meeting.  The meeting will give participants time to share how they are feeling, ask questions of others, hear what others are doing and sharing, and perhaps learn some new ways to navigate current challenges.

Why:

The threat of Covid-19 and the reality of the Illinois Stay at Home Order has changed life for just about everybody in Chicagoland and Illinois.  Each of us has new challenges to face, and each of us has to face those challenges without the benefit of face to face contact with our friends, peers, and colleagues. Though we can’t meet in person, this event will give participants a chance to talk over the phone, and connect through Zoom, an online platform, and share what is on our minds.  The floor will be open for people to talk about frustrations they have experienced, accomplishments, new things they’ve learned, and everything in between.

Who:

The event is geared toward consumers, members, and advocates from the Progress Center and broader disability community. All interested people are encouraged and welcome to join though.

When:

The event will be every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:

The event will be over Zoom.  Participants will be able to connect through either a phone line or through the internet.

This is the information needed to connect:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93672078758 Meeting ID: 936 7207 8758

One tap mobile +1-312-626-6799, 93672078758# US (Chicago)

For questions and accommodation requests, call 708-209-1500 ext 14 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

Jun
23
Tue
2020 Spring Legislative Training at Progress Center @ Legislative Training will be remote over Zoom and Teleconference
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Progress Center for invites you to an online Legislative Training

Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course
Image of participants who graduated from the Progress Center Fall 2019 Legislative Course

This Seven-Week Legislative Training covers:

  • Self-advocacy.
  • The Civil Rights of People with Disabilities.
  • The legislative process.
  • How a bill becomes a law.
  • Different methods of communicating with your legislators.

 

 

The training will empower participants to:

  • Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative process.
  • Learn how to share your opinions and make your vote count.
  • Get first-hand knowledge of government policies straight from your local and state officials.

Details:

  1. This online training is open to anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and who will commit to attend all sessions.
  2. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 through June 23, 2020; 11 am until 12:30 pm.
  3. The training is available through ZOOM conferencing
  4. To register and request accommodations, contact Manuel Gonzalez at (708) 388-5011 ext 12  mgonzalez@progresscil.org

Let us know if you’ll need an ASL Interpreter or other reasonable accommodation.

Participation in this Legislative Training is FREE!