2018 Spring Newsletter

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Message From the Executive Director

Happy belated New Year and welcome, springtime! I hope 2018 finds you well so far. I want to take a moment to thank you for reading this edition of the Foundation Focus. This newsletter provides a broad overview of who we are and what we do. It is designed to
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2017 Make A Match Success

Community Services Foundation has hosted its annual Make A Match Campaign since 2002 and, every year, we’re humbled and honored by the generosity of our supporters. This year, we were especially grateful that The Coleman Foundation selected CTF ILLINOIS to participate in their #ILGIVE Matching Grants Program, which took place
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Spotlight on Special Events

Cinco de Mile 5K On May 5, 2018, CSF will host its first annual Cinco de Mile 5K Walk/Run. We hope to hit the ground running with a new tradition that unites our community members and raises funds for people with diverse disabilities. Starting from Breidert Green Park in Frankfort, racers
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ACT Promotes True Inclusion Through Fundraisers

This year, Advocates Coming Together (ACT), a volunteer group of young professionals, has hosted events that both raise funds for CSF member agencies as well as promote true community inclusion for individuals with disabilities. In November 2017, ACT hosted its first annual talent show, CTF’s Got Talent. Under the stage
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LifeStyles Academy

Since 2013, LifeStyles Academy has served as a resource for young adults with developmental disabilities as they transition to adulthood. Located in Palos Park, the Academy aims to equip emerging adults with the skills they need to pursue greater independence. Some of their offerings include social and community-based events, a
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More Alike Than Different

Since its opening, CTF ILLINOIS’ Advocacy Center in Charleston has empowered individuals with disabilities to speak up for their legal and human rights through both everyday interactions and political participation. Last fall, self-advocates attended the Speak Up and Speak Out Summit, where they learned how to enforce their workplace protections,
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CTF ILLINOIS Welcomes New Clinical Director

Community Services Foundation is proud to announce that Brandon Markel, Psy.D, MBA, A.C.T. has joined CTF ILLINOIS as the Clinical Director of ACCESS Behavioral Health in South Holland. In this position, Dr. Markel will oversee clinical treatment and student supervision, program evaluation and outcome measurement, and daily business operations for
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