Congratulations to our little learners on entering the next chapter of their educational journey. Students and their families celebrated at the South Shore Cultural Center during our Early Learning Transition Ceremony honoring children transitioning from Pre-K to Kindergarten. #Ada100
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Backyard Barbeque and Community Open House celebrating 100 years of changing lives. Attended by Ada board members, staff, alumni and friends, the festivities included family fun, games, prizes, plenty of food, and tours of our Davis House location serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Entertainment [...]
Ada board members, staff, alumni and friends volunteered alongside Comcast employees to complete special projects to celebrate our 100-Year Anniversary. Projects included assembling 100 trunks for college-bound students, bundling books for children served by our early learning programs, assembling crisis packets for people in need of mental health services, and building improvements. A tremendous thank [...]
As part of our Employment & Community Support Services program, we employ people with developmental and intellectual disabilities through the Illinois Tollway’s I-Pass Fulfillment Program. Their work includes sorting, packing and shipping I-Pass transponders and brochures throughout the state.
As part of our collaboration with iHeart Media as the official Media Partner for our 100-Year Anniversary, Ada S. McKinley was represented at the 2019 Black Women’s Expo. Centrally located in the Kids’ Corner, we provided coloring activities for children and an opportunity for parents to enroll their kids into our Head Start and Early [...]
Our Foster Care program received eight new bicycles for six children and two adults. Many thanks to Steelcase for this donation
Ada S. McKinley has secured iHeart Media as its official 100-Year Anniversary Media Partner. The partnership includes on-air and digital exposure for our anniversary activities on radio stations V103-FM, WGCI-FM, and 1390-AM, and station personalities in attendance at some of our upcoming events. Stay tuned for our anniversary plans which will include opportunities for funders, [...]
Our McCrone Community Day Services program is focusing on developing a culture that supports positive health and wellness for the people we serve with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes on-going nutrition education through weekly cooking classes, and physical activities such as working out, taking walks, and participation in our Special Olympics teams. During this [...]
Our Behavioral Health & Clinical Services team host a Positive Energy Girls’ Group each week. Led by clinician Madelyn Cunningham, the group engages young women and assists them with self-esteem, bullying, conflict, feelings, etc. Parents of the girls’ group also meet weekly and are engaged in skill development to address stress, anxiety, family conflict, etc.
The Ada S. McKinley Vocational Men’s Special Olympics Basketball Team ended their first season of competition with their heads high. The McKinley Panthers walked away from the City Championship Tournament at the Quest Multiplex Sports Facility with a bronze medal. The team is extremely grateful to their coaches, fans and supporters for all the positive [...]