Progress Center Calendar: Classes and Events

Upcoming Events

Jul
13
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jul 13 @ 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/83950083441

Meeting ID: 839 5008 3441

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83950083441# 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

 

Jul
16
Thu
Progress Center Peer Support and Art Group @ Group will be hosted over zoom
Jul 16 @ 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 for the Monthly Peer Support and Art Group. Before Covid-19, this group, led by Board Member Susan Becker, met monthly. This will be the third remote meeting of the group. The group now is meeting biweekly, every other Thursday at 10 a.m.

We will 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 of 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.

 

For the next session on July 16, we will be talking about and sharing journals.  People are encouraged to create a journal that can be used for drawing and for writing and start making entries in the journal.

 

 

Here is the meeting information:

 

Topic: Peer Support and Art Group
Time: Jul 16, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88353395507

Meeting ID: 883 5339 5507
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,88353395507# US (Chicago)

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

Jul
20
Mon
Employment Club– The Club is not meeting during the pandemic @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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/83950083441

Meeting ID: 839 5008 3441

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83950083441# 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

 

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

 

Jul
27
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jul 27 @ 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/83950083441

Meeting ID: 839 5008 3441

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83950083441# 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

 

Aug
3
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Aug 3 @ 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/83950083441

Meeting ID: 839 5008 3441

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83950083441# 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

 

Aug
17
Mon
Employment Club– The Club is not meeting during the pandemic @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Aug 17 @ 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

Aug
27
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Aug 27 @ 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.

 

Sep
21
Mon
Employment Club– The Club is not meeting during the pandemic @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 21 @ 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