Progress Center Calendar: Classes and Events

Upcoming Events

Apr
16
Tue
Legislative Training @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to

Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017- image includes seven people seated and standing at end of conference room table.
Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017

LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • 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

 

 

 

 

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

WHO:  Anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

WHEN:  Spring 2019.  Tuesday, April 2 through June 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

CONTACT:  Larry at 708-209-1500 ext 24 (voice) or LBiondi@progresscil.org.  Contact Larry to sign up and to make accommodation requests.

Progress Center is a scent-free zone.  Please do not wear scented products.

 

Apr
23
Tue
Legislative Training @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – Jun 25 @ 12:30 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to

Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017- image includes seven people seated and standing at end of conference room table.
Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017

LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • 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

 

 

 

 

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

WHO:  Anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

WHEN:  Spring 2019.  Tuesday, April 2 through June 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

CONTACT:  Larry at 708-209-1500 ext 24 (voice) or LBiondi@progresscil.org.  Contact Larry to sign up and to make accommodation requests.

Progress Center is a scent-free zone.  Please do not wear scented products.

 

Apr
30
Tue
Legislative Training @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – Jul 2 @ 12:30 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to

Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017- image includes seven people seated and standing at end of conference room table.
Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017

LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • 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

 

 

 

 

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

WHO:  Anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

WHEN:  Spring 2019.  Tuesday, April 2 through June 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

CONTACT:  Larry at 708-209-1500 ext 24 (voice) or LBiondi@progresscil.org.  Contact Larry to sign up and to make accommodation requests.

Progress Center is a scent-free zone.  Please do not wear scented products.

 

May
7
Tue
Legislative Training @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 7 @ 10:30 am – Jul 9 @ 12:30 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to

Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017- image includes seven people seated and standing at end of conference room table.
Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017

LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • 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

 

 

 

 

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

WHO:  Anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

WHEN:  Spring 2019.  Tuesday, April 2 through June 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

CONTACT:  Larry at 708-209-1500 ext 24 (voice) or LBiondi@progresscil.org.  Contact Larry to sign up and to make accommodation requests.

Progress Center is a scent-free zone.  Please do not wear scented products.

 

May
14
Tue
Legislative Training @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 14 @ 10:30 am – Jul 16 @ 12:30 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to

Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017- image includes seven people seated and standing at end of conference room table.
Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017

LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • 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

 

 

 

 

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

WHO:  Anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

WHEN:  Spring 2019.  Tuesday, April 2 through June 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

CONTACT:  Larry at 708-209-1500 ext 24 (voice) or LBiondi@progresscil.org.  Contact Larry to sign up and to make accommodation requests.

Progress Center is a scent-free zone.  Please do not wear scented products.

 

May
21
Tue
Legislative Training @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 21 @ 10:30 am – Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to

Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017- image includes seven people seated and standing at end of conference room table.
Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017

LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • 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

 

 

 

 

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

WHO:  Anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

WHEN:  Spring 2019.  Tuesday, April 2 through June 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

CONTACT:  Larry at 708-209-1500 ext 24 (voice) or LBiondi@progresscil.org.  Contact Larry to sign up and to make accommodation requests.

Progress Center is a scent-free zone.  Please do not wear scented products.

 

May
28
Tue
Legislative Training @ Progress Center for Independent Living
May 28 @ 10:30 am – Jul 30 @ 12:30 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to

Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017- image includes seven people seated and standing at end of conference room table.
Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017

LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • 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

 

 

 

 

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

WHO:  Anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

WHEN:  Spring 2019.  Tuesday, April 2 through June 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

CONTACT:  Larry at 708-209-1500 ext 24 (voice) or LBiondi@progresscil.org.  Contact Larry to sign up and to make accommodation requests.

Progress Center is a scent-free zone.  Please do not wear scented products.

 

Jun
4
Tue
Legislative Training @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to

Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017- image includes seven people seated and standing at end of conference room table.
Image of Legislative Course from November of 2017

LEGISLATIVE TRAINING

  • 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

 

 

 

 

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

WHO:  Anyone interested in advocacy on disability issues and is willing to commit to attend all 10 Tuesday sessions.

WHEN:  Spring 2019.  Tuesday, April 2 through June 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois

CONTACT:  Larry at 708-209-1500 ext 24 (voice) or LBiondi@progresscil.org.  Contact Larry to sign up and to make accommodation requests.

Progress Center is a scent-free zone.  Please do not wear scented products.

 

Jun
17
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

The June Session will feature a presentation from Amilcar Perez, the Adult Services Librarian for the Forest Park Library.  Perez will present on resources for job seekers that are available at the Library.

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
Jun
19
Wed
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Blue Island @ Blue Island Public Library
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and CNA’s throughout Suburban Cook County to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  The job offers flexible hours with full and part time work available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are currently offered $13.48/ hour. People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. This is an excellent 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, in-stead 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:  Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York Street, Blue Island, Illinois

When: Wednesday, June 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Training starts at 2 p.m.

For more information and to register, call Rhychell Barnes, PA Advocate, at 708-689-1381. This phone number will connect to an interpreter who will assist you in communicating with Rhychell who is Deaf