Progress Center Calendar: Classes and Events

Upcoming Events

Sep
28
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 28 @ 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://us02web.zoom.us/j/83610113668

Meeting ID: 836 1011 3668

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83610113668# 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

 

Oct
1
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand–photo credit: Fred Arnold

Join Progress Center’s Weekly Peer Support and Art Group. Before Covid-19, this group, led by Board Member Susan Becker, met monthly.  Over the past month or so, the group has met bi-weekly.  Now, the group will transition to weekly meetings.

At the meetings, we spend an hour sharing what is on our minds, and sharing artwork on which we have been working.  If you have a piece of art you would like to share, please feel free to bring it to the meeting to share over the zoom screen, or send a picture of the art to the meeting organizer ahead of time.  Then, your art will be shared via screen share during the meeting. Send the artwork to this address:  garnold@progresscil.org.

 

Here is the meeting information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85290558217

Meeting ID: 852 9055 8217
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85290558217# US (Chicago)

 

For more information, and accommodation requests, contact garnold@progresscil.org

Oct
3
Sat
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Online @ The orientation will be hosted online
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  Full and part time work is available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are offered $13.48/ hour. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with people with disabilities and to learn about independent living. Personal assistants play a significant role in helping a person with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a nursing home.

Duties you may perform:

  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Cooking & Meal Preparations/Clean up
  • Assist with hygiene needs, including bathing and toiletry
  • Running Errands
  • Assisting with mobility needs
  • Many individualized needs, including getting in and out of bed, and dressing

 

 

 

 

 

 

What: Personal Assistant Orientation

Where: The event and orientation will be online. Please contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org for registration information.

When: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10 a.m.

For more information and to register, contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org.

Oct
5
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 5 @ 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://us02web.zoom.us/j/83610113668

Meeting ID: 836 1011 3668

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83610113668# 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

 

Oct
8
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand–photo credit: Fred Arnold

Join Progress Center’s Weekly Peer Support and Art Group. Before Covid-19, this group, led by Board Member Susan Becker, met monthly.  Over the past month or so, the group has met bi-weekly.  Now, the group will transition to weekly meetings.

At the meetings, we spend an hour sharing what is on our minds, and sharing artwork on which we have been working.  If you have a piece of art you would like to share, please feel free to bring it to the meeting to share over the zoom screen, or send a picture of the art to the meeting organizer ahead of time.  Then, your art will be shared via screen share during the meeting. Send the artwork to this address:  garnold@progresscil.org.

 

Here is the meeting information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85290558217

Meeting ID: 852 9055 8217
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85290558217# US (Chicago)

 

For more information, and accommodation requests, contact garnold@progresscil.org

Oct
11
Sun
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Online @ The orientation will be hosted online
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  Full and part time work is available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are offered $13.48/ hour. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with people with disabilities and to learn about independent living. Personal assistants play a significant role in helping a person with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a nursing home.

Duties you may perform:

  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Cooking & Meal Preparations/Clean up
  • Assist with hygiene needs, including bathing and toiletry
  • Running Errands
  • Assisting with mobility needs
  • Many individualized needs, including getting in and out of bed, and dressing

 

 

 

 

 

 

What: Personal Assistant Orientation

Where: The event and orientation will be online. Please contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org for registration information.

When: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 10 a.m.

For more information and to register, contact Rhychell Barnes at rbarnes@progresscil.org.

Oct
15
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand–photo credit: Fred Arnold

Join Progress Center’s Weekly Peer Support and Art Group. Before Covid-19, this group, led by Board Member Susan Becker, met monthly.  Over the past month or so, the group has met bi-weekly.  Now, the group will transition to weekly meetings.

At the meetings, we spend an hour sharing what is on our minds, and sharing artwork on which we have been working.  If you have a piece of art you would like to share, please feel free to bring it to the meeting to share over the zoom screen, or send a picture of the art to the meeting organizer ahead of time.  Then, your art will be shared via screen share during the meeting. Send the artwork to this address:  garnold@progresscil.org.

 

Here is the meeting information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85290558217

Meeting ID: 852 9055 8217
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85290558217# US (Chicago)

 

For more information, and accommodation requests, contact garnold@progresscil.org

Oct
19
Mon
Employment Club– The Club is not meeting during the pandemic @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 19 @ 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

Oct
22
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand
photo of several rocks stacked upon one another on the sand–photo credit: Fred Arnold

Join Progress Center’s Weekly Peer Support and Art Group. Before Covid-19, this group, led by Board Member Susan Becker, met monthly.  Over the past month or so, the group has met bi-weekly.  Now, the group will transition to weekly meetings.

At the meetings, we spend an hour sharing what is on our minds, and sharing artwork on which we have been working.  If you have a piece of art you would like to share, please feel free to bring it to the meeting to share over the zoom screen, or send a picture of the art to the meeting organizer ahead of time.  Then, your art will be shared via screen share during the meeting. Send the artwork to this address:  garnold@progresscil.org.

 

Here is the meeting information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85290558217

Meeting ID: 852 9055 8217
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85290558217# US (Chicago)

 

For more information, and accommodation requests, contact garnold@progresscil.org

Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dynamic People with Disabilities is a monthly support group open to all people with disabilities. Typically, the group meetings are on the on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.