Checking-In with our High School Students

CHECK-IN AND CHAT. We have been proud to partner with Dunbar Vocational Career Academy to check-in with the students we serve through our College Preparation & Placement program. The Check-In and Chat project gives students an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about the COVID-19 pandemic impact, racial injustices, social unrest, and remote learning. [...]

2020-09-15T10:40:13-05:00September 15th, 2020|News|

Back to School Conversation with the Chicago Urban League

Back to School Questions?  Join Ada S. McKinley and Chicago Urban League for A Conversation with Health Experts & Educators on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The discussion will address the educational needs and health concerns related to COVID-19 during a back-to-school season unlike any other. WATCH LIVE at:

2020-09-04T12:40:51-05:00August 26th, 2020|News|

Education is Key Parade with Congressman Davis

Our Educational Services Team joined Congressman Danny K. Davis for his annual “Education is Key” Back-to-School Caravan Parade this weekend. The weather was lovely as a line of vehicles representing community groups, block clubs, social groups, churches and student groups trailed through Chicago’s west side to its ending destination of Columbus Park in the Austin [...]

2020-08-17T12:42:41-05:00August 17th, 2020|News|

Hired on the Spot

We know our mission is being accomplished when people go from needing our services, to helping us serve.  The Ada S. McKinley Hiring Fair resulted in 44 interviews and 38 candidates hired on the spot.  The fair targeted the homeless population and those most at-risk for homelessness with access to job opportunities during the COVID-19 [...]

2020-08-14T04:25:35-05:00August 13th, 2020|News|

The Gift of Independence

Shout out to Devices 4 the Disabled, a nonprofit that collects and redistributes used Durable Medical & Mobility Equipment to those in need in the Chicago area. Pictured is Nelson, one of our residents, enjoying his new ride. Nelson no longer needs assistance to move from room to room and appreciates regaining his independence. We [...]

2020-08-03T12:04:58-05:00August 3rd, 2020|News|

Meet the 2020 Trace Sorey Music Scholarship Awardee

We are proud to introduce Charles Morgan, the 2020 Trace Sorey Music Scholarship recipient. A fourth-year student at VanderCook College of Music, Charles began playing piano when he was a freshman at Kenwood Academy High School. Despite the late start, Charles has received ten gold or first place medals from various competitions. Upon graduation, he [...]

2020-07-29T10:47:34-05:00July 29th, 2020|News|

College Trunk Pick-Up Day

Having to cancel our annual Revie Sorey Trunk Scholarships celebratory event did not stop us from providing high school graduates with the things they will need to begin their college journey. This year’s trunk distribution was adjusted with social distancing in mind. 50 college-bound students received backpacks and tote bags filled with supplies they will [...]

2020-08-08T11:32:35-05:00July 24th, 2020|News|

2020 Essay Winners – Revie Sorey Trunk Scholarships

Congratulations to Jamiyah Lee (1st place), Lela Sommerio (2nd place), and Destiny Williams (3rd place) on their winning essays for our 2020 Revie Sorey Trunk Scholarships! As part of our scholarship selection process, applicants are asked to submit a short essay expressing why a post-secondary education is important to them. In addition to a college [...]

2020-07-26T19:23:59-05:00July 24th, 2020|News|

Mask Up Campaign

Through its Mask Up Campaign, our Employment and Community Support Services essential staff team are leading by example and using motivational strategies to protect and encourage the people we serve with developmental and intellectual disabilities as they adapt to new ways of socializing. We are proud of how residents are taking care of their health [...]

2020-07-26T19:35:07-05:00July 17th, 2020|News|