Celebrating Our Foster Parents

Foster parents deserve to be celebrated and recognized for making one of the most impactful choices you can make in the life of a child. In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month this May, we were proud and excited to pay tribute to those who open their hearts and homes. We hosted our Foster Parent [...]

2023-06-01T10:16:08-05:00June 1st, 2023|News|

Our Bowling Teams Bring Home the Gold Again

Our Special Olympics athletes are really showing out this year! Our Men’s Bowling teams won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2023 City Bowling Tournament. We won our first ever gold medal in bowling in 2019 (pre-pandemic) and went on to become the state champions that year. Our teams are putting in [...]

2023-06-01T10:17:51-05:00May 31st, 2023|News|

Media Coverage: Ada S. McKinley Making Mental Health a Priority in Chicago

Ada S. McKinley’s Behavioral Health & Clinical Services team is looking for qualified applicants/candidates to join our Pathways to Success team as part of our effort to bring more mental health professionals to historically under-resourced Chicago communities. This solution-focused effort has been featured on NBC 5 Chicago, WBEZ, and in the Chicago Sun-Times. We appreciate [...]

2023-06-01T18:48:56-05:00May 30th, 2023|News|

Family & Friends Pre-Memorial Day Extravaganza

This past weekend our Danforth House Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) hosted their Family & Friends Pre-Memorial Day Extravaganza and enjoyed some sunshine with families, guardians and our staff. The festivities included barbeque, music, dancing and games. Ada S. McKinley takes pride in having the people we serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities meet up and [...]

2023-05-22T14:10:01-05:00May 22nd, 2023|News|

First Annual Spring Bling Dance

A great time was had! Our Residential Services and Community Integrated Living (CILA) teams hosted their first annual Spring Bling Dance. Family members and staff joined over 100 people we serve with developmental and intellectual disabilities for dancing, laughter, good food, and games. Ada S. McKinley takes pride in having the people we serve meet [...]

2023-05-12T09:43:31-05:00May 12th, 2023|News|

Special Olympics Championship Ceremony with State Secretary Giannoulias

Our Special Olympics Men’s Basketball Team received a warm reception at the official Championship Ceremony recognizing them as the 2023 Division 7 State Champions. Hosted by Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias and joined by Special Olympics Illinois, Secretary Giannoulias presented an Official State Proclamation recognizing the winning teams, took photos with team captains, and [...]

2023-04-25T13:47:27-05:00April 25th, 2023|News|

Baking Cookies. It’s the Simple Things in Life.

Our Community Day Services program participants enjoyed prepping and baking cookies together. This program serving people with disabilities offers a variety of personalized opportunities that include community integration activities, daily living skills training, as well as leisure and recreational activities…The cookies smelled soooo good (yummy!).

2023-04-24T14:29:21-05:00April 24th, 2023|News|

Supporting Black Male Youth from the Classroom to the Boardroom

Thumbs up to the professionals who joined our CEO Jamal Malone for our Classroom to the Boardroom MVP Luncheon! This annual gathering recognizes and celebrates the achievements of young men in our College Preparation & Placement Program who have worked through significantly adverse social and economic barriers to pursue their academic goals. Students have lunch [...]

2023-04-21T08:56:09-05:00April 21st, 2023|News|

Ada’s Family Ambassador Speaks Alongside Governor

Way to go Mykela! Our family ambassador Mykela Collins spoke alongside Governor Pritzker for Early Childhood Advocacy Day in Springfield. Mykela has had two children enrolled in our Head Start & Early Learning program. She has been a staunch advocate for head start families and supporter of Ada S. McKinley. "When parents and community members [...]

2023-04-19T14:11:44-05:00April 19th, 2023|News|
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