Progress Center Calendar: Classes and Events

Upcoming Events

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

 

Oct
10
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 Flyer for Art and Peer Support Group. Flyer has one grayscale image of try against a horizon and information about the group Progress Center for Independent Living announces a new monthly peer support group. The group will meet for two hours each session. The first hour is dedicated to sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  The second hour will be dedicated to producing artwork (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, will lead the group sessions.

Typically, the group meets the second Thursday of each Month from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Flyer for Art and Peer Support Group.                                                                                                                                              Flyer has one grayscale image of                                                                                                                                                      tree against a horizon and information about the group

The next group session is Thursday, August 8, 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.

Oct
16
Wed
This event is cancelled. — Seated Yoga @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 16 @ 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

Oct
21
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 21 @ 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 September Session will meet on Monday, September 16 at 11 a.m.

The September Meeting will focus on Resumes.

The September Meeting will focus on resume building. Please bring your questions about resumes and bring your resumes for review.  The September session will also include a presentation about Department of Rehabilitation Services, and a presentation about Benefits Counseling Services offered by Progress Center.

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
24
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Oct 24 @ 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.

 

The 2019 Liberty Gala @ The Elmcrest
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image of a Liberty Bell on a white background and black text on white background with information about the Progress Center Liberty Gala
Image of a Liberty Bell on a white background and black text on white background with information about the Progress Center Liberty Gala

What:  The Progress Center 2019 Liberty Gala

When:  Thursday, October 24, 2019

Where:  The Elmcrest Banquet Hall, 7370 Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

 

 

 

 

Progress Center for Independent Living is holding our 2019 Liberty Gala on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The celebration will be at the Elmcrest Banquet Hall in Elmwood Park, Illinois.

We invite you to join us.

For more than 30 years, Progress Center has provided people with disabilities with the tools and resources to be independent in their own communities.  We invite you to be a sponsor of this event.  At the Gala on October 24, we will celebrate the success and history of Progress Center.  We have much to celebrate.  In the past year, Progress Center has:

  • Built a Youth Transition Program
  • Expanded our Personal Assistant Recruitment and Referral Program
  • Organized a new Peer Support and Art Group
  • Launched an Employment Club
  • Joined a coalition working to put 43 people with disabilities and their families into homeownership

In addition to celebrating our own work, we will honor the work of individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the disability community.

This year, Progress Center will honor:

The Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul

Disability Rights Attorney Andres Gallegos of Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd

Univision Anchor Enrique Rodriguez will serve as the Event EmCee.

Progress Center for Independent Living is part of a network of 22 Centers for Independent Living in Illinois.  Founded in 1988, Progress Center is a non-profit, non-residential service and advocacy organization operated by and for people with disabilities in our service area of suburban Cook County.  Progress Center is staffed by, and governed by, people with disabilities. By empowering people with disabilities to define and achieve their goals, and working together to change society, Centers for Independent Living like Progress Center help millions of people across the country.

Through the 2019 Liberty Gala, with your help, Progress Center will raise support for our current programs and develop new resources for people with disabilities today, and in the years to come.

For sponsorship information, please download the attached form:  2019-Liberty Gala -Sponsorship Form

To Donate online, visit this link:  Donate Now to the 2019 Liberty Gala

Nov
14
Thu
Peer Support and Art @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 Flyer for Art and Peer Support Group. Flyer has one grayscale image of try against a horizon and information about the group Progress Center for Independent Living announces a new monthly peer support group. The group will meet for two hours each session. The first hour is dedicated to sharing personal stories related to disability and learning from the experiences of other people with disabilities.  The second hour will be dedicated to producing artwork (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, will lead the group sessions.

Typically, the group meets the second Thursday of each Month from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Flyer for Art and Peer Support Group.                                                                                                                                              Flyer has one grayscale image of                                                                                                                                                      tree against a horizon and information about the group

The next group session is Thursday, August 8, 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.

Nov
18
Mon
Employment Club @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Nov 18 @ 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 September Session will meet on Monday, September 16 at 11 a.m.

The September Meeting will focus on Resumes.

The September Meeting will focus on resume building. Please bring your questions about resumes and bring your resumes for review.  The September session will also include a presentation about Department of Rehabilitation Services, and a presentation about Benefits Counseling Services offered by Progress Center.

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

Nov
20
Wed
This event is cancelled. — Seated Yoga @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Nov 20 @ 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

Nov
28
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Nov 28 @ 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.