Progress Center Calendar: Classes and Events

Upcoming Events

Dec
10
Tue
2019 Fall Legislative Training– Blue Island Office @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to the Blue Island Office Legislative Training.

This 10-week Legislative Training covers many topics, including:

  • How to become a self-advocate.
  • How the legislative process works.
  • How a bill becomes a law.
  • Methods of communicating with your Legislators.

Progress Center’s next legislative training course in Blue Island begins on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  The class will meet on Tuesdays over the span of 10 weeks. Each session is two hours.  Sessions begin at 10 a.m. As a participant in the legislative training, you will:

  • Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative Process
  • Learn how to lobby and make your vote count
  • Get first – hand knowledge of government policies straight from your local and state officials

 

The course is open to anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

The training covers:

  • How to become a self-advocate
  • How the legislative process works
  • How a bill becomes a law
  • Methods of communicating with your legislators

For more information, contact Manuel at 708-388-5011.

 

Dec
12
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 12 @ 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 Thursday, November 14, 2019. 

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, November 14, 2019, 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.

Dec
16
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

The November Session will meet on Monday, November 18 at 11 a.m.

The November Session will focus on job interviews.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice a job interview.

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

Dec
18
Wed
This event is cancelled. — Seated Yoga @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 18 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

This event is cancelled. Seated Yoga — Third Wednesday of Each Month

Program Alert:  Progress Center will no longer host seated yoga. Congratulations to Ryan McGraw, who has secured a full-time position at Access Living.

Seated Yoga at Progress Center

Everyone can do Yoga!

Increase your flexibility, strength, and coordination in this fun and exciting class! All abilities are welcome.No yoga experience is necessary.

 

Donations are greatly appreciated. The suggested donation is $5

 

Progress Center for Independent Living

7521 Madison Street

Forest Park, IL 60130

About the Instructor: Ryan McGraw, a yoga teacher and individual with cerebral palsy,  draws on his own personal experience of adapting yoga postures for the needs of his body and his years of yoga training when creating a class for all abilities. His goal is for individuals of all abilities to benefit from yoga.

For questions and more information, contact Clark Craig at Ccraig@progresscil.org

Dec
26
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Dec 26 @ 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.

 

Jan
15
Wed
This event is cancelled. — Seated Yoga @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jan 15 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

This event is cancelled. Seated Yoga — Third Wednesday of Each Month

Program Alert:  Progress Center will no longer host seated yoga. Congratulations to Ryan McGraw, who has secured a full-time position at Access Living.

Seated Yoga at Progress Center

Everyone can do Yoga!

Increase your flexibility, strength, and coordination in this fun and exciting class! All abilities are welcome.No yoga experience is necessary.

 

Donations are greatly appreciated. The suggested donation is $5

 

Progress Center for Independent Living

7521 Madison Street

Forest Park, IL 60130

About the Instructor: Ryan McGraw, a yoga teacher and individual with cerebral palsy,  draws on his own personal experience of adapting yoga postures for the needs of his body and his years of yoga training when creating a class for all abilities. His goal is for individuals of all abilities to benefit from yoga.

For questions and more information, contact Clark Craig at Ccraig@progresscil.org

Jan
20
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

The November Session will meet on Monday, November 18 at 11 a.m.

The November Session will focus on job interviews.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice a job interview.

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

Jan
23
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jan 23 @ 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.

 

Feb
17
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

The November Session will meet on Monday, November 18 at 11 a.m.

The November Session will focus on job interviews.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice a job interview.

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

Feb
19
Wed
This event is cancelled. — Seated Yoga @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Feb 19 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

This event is cancelled. Seated Yoga — Third Wednesday of Each Month

Program Alert:  Progress Center will no longer host seated yoga. Congratulations to Ryan McGraw, who has secured a full-time position at Access Living.

Seated Yoga at Progress Center

Everyone can do Yoga!

Increase your flexibility, strength, and coordination in this fun and exciting class! All abilities are welcome.No yoga experience is necessary.

 

Donations are greatly appreciated. The suggested donation is $5

 

Progress Center for Independent Living

7521 Madison Street

Forest Park, IL 60130

About the Instructor: Ryan McGraw, a yoga teacher and individual with cerebral palsy,  draws on his own personal experience of adapting yoga postures for the needs of his body and his years of yoga training when creating a class for all abilities. His goal is for individuals of all abilities to benefit from yoga.

For questions and more information, contact Clark Craig at Ccraig@progresscil.org