Hiring Event for DSP’s on April 24th

DSP's are the heart and soul of supports for people with disabilities. This Hiring Event will provide opportunities to pursue meaningful work that changes lives and strengthens communities. Same Day Job Offers. Walk-Ins Welcome. Please share with individuals looking for meaningful work that changes lives and strengthens communities. To Learn More and Apply, scan the [...]

2024-04-16T13:12:12-05:00April 16th, 2024|News|

$19 Million in College Scholarships and Counting!

Our Educational Services Team has secured $19 million in scholarships for graduating seniors entering college this fall and that number continues to grow! We cover every aspect of the needs of young people who want to attend college and invite you to Sponsor a College Trunk. Each trunk is filled with the living and learning [...]

2024-04-09T13:46:44-05:00April 9th, 2024|News|

Parenting Classes Every Wednesday

Our Family Support Team is hosting Parenting Classes every Wednesday from 11:00am - 100pm and 3:30pm - 5:00pm. The curriculum is broken down into six sessions that provide techniques that are simple, easy to learn, teach responsibility and character, and lower stress for parents. The outcomes are immediate and include lifelong positive relationships between parents [...]

2024-04-05T17:26:12-05:00April 2nd, 2024|News|

Round of Applause for our IT Training Graduates

A round of applause for the second Graduating Class of our IT Training Program! The 24-week course is part of an ongoing collaboration with Hikima Cyber Security Academy. It was offered to individuals ages 17 to 24, with and without disabilities, to help them qualify for many cyber security and general IT employment opportunities paying [...]

2024-03-14T13:10:16-05:00March 14th, 2024|News|

Back-to-Back State Champions!

Congratulations to the Ada S. McKinley Panthers on winning the State Championship and making history! Our Special Olympics Men’s Basketball Team not only claimed the number one spot in the 2024 State Championship, they are the winners of the first consecutive back-to-back state title in basketball ever! They faced their first opponent, the Evanston B [...]

2024-03-13T07:16:18-05:00March 12th, 2024|News|

Bravo! People With Disabilities Share Their Talents to Honor Black History

We are super proud of the people we serve with intellectual and developmental for putting on an amazing show in honor of Black History Month. The performances included educational speeches, musical selections, and visuals that celebrate and tell stories about the Black experience. We are always excited for the people we serve to share their [...]

2024-02-26T14:05:28-06:00February 26th, 2024|News|

Our New CILA Home Honors our Founder and Black History

View News Coverage of the Opening on NBC 5 Chicago Opening our new residential home for African American men with intellectual and developmental disabilities this Black History Month was a full circle moment. We paid tribute to our founder by honoring her commitment to supporting homeless Black men while addressing what remains a critical need 105 [...]

2024-02-27T12:33:26-06:00February 16th, 2024|News|

Mission Moment: Students from Our College Program Share Their Stories

Major shout-out to these promising young trailblazers for sharing their stories with our board and leadership teams as college-bound and current college students from our College Preparation & Placement Program. We are in awe of their resilience and achievements against the odds, and reminded our work to guide students in exploring careers and preparing for [...]

2024-01-29T12:40:11-06:00January 26th, 2024|News|

Division 7 City Champions! Congrats to our Special Olympics Basketball Team

Congratulations to our Special Olympics Men’s Basketball Team on winning the Division 7 City Championship for the second consecutive year!!! This is their FIFTH regional title since 2013. We are tremendously proud of our amazing athletes and look forward to them competing for their fourth State Championship in March. Let’s Go Panthers!!! #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsIllinois #SpecialOlympicsTennis [...]

2024-01-23T07:37:32-06:00January 23rd, 2024|News|

Weather Related Closings – Tuesday January 16th

Several Ada S. McKinley programs/offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 due to the extremely cold temperatures. We anticipate that all Ada S. McKinley sites will reopen on Wednesday, January 17th. Administrative Office will be CLOSED. All School, Educational Services, and Childcare/Head Start sites will be CLOSED. Behavioral/Mental Health offices and clinics will [...]

2024-01-16T08:48:01-06:00January 15th, 2024|News|
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