We are thrilled to introduce our new Volunteer & Outreach Manager. Upbeat and positive, Enid joined us in early March and has been hard at work learning how we operate now, and where there may be opportunities for growth and improvement in our future.
Recently a group from the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Academy visited our Maywood office as a stop on their “Day in the Community” tour.
According to Christopher J. Parker, “People today are more involved in building relationships with their banks and are looking for the best banking experience.” Read more about Parker and The Proviso Community Bank of Wintrust is giving back to the community in which they do business.
Katrina and Alec are part of a team from Oak Park and River Forest High School who come to our Maywood offices every month through the CITE (Community-Integrated Transition Education) Program. The goal of the program is to create a smooth transition from school to post-school activities, so that students with disabilities who have completed four to five years of a high school program may successfully participate in his/her community as an adult.
Staffers attend conference targeting largest population experiencing homelessness in the U.S - individuals living on their own.
Two key Housing Forward staff members attended an inaugural event exploring emerging research, innovative strategies, and proven best practices to address homelessness among this specific population. The Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference took place in San Diego, California from February 21-23, 2019.
Living on the street or in homeless shelters exacerbates existing health problems and causes new ones.
Despite being rescheduled due to extreme weather, 150+ volunteers on over 40 teams canvassed more than 500 square miles of Suburban Cook County from approximately 8pm Feb. 6th to 2am Feb. 7th.