Easterseals Academy grad and staffer Carter Sanders continues to write energy saving newsletter

See Easterseals Academy graduate and staffer Carter Sander’s latest energy saving newsletter. This one focuses on solar energy!

A Teacher Appreciation Week Message from our CEO

May 2-6, 2022 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Since 1984, the National PTA has designated a week in May as a special time to honor the individuals who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. This year, our President and CEO, Sara Ray Stoelinga, has a special message.

Board Member Q&A: Fred McClendon supports ESCGR because “there are no egos, just purpose”

We spoke with new board member Fred McClendon about why he chose to join the board, the importance of sticking with nonprofit work, and how his family motivates him every day. 

The Chicago Wolves help make March about Autism Awareness 

For more than 20 years, the Chicago Wolves hockey organization has been an enthusiastic supporter of Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford (ESCGR), helping to support our programs for individuals with autism through awareness campaigns and fundraising. This March, the Wolves continue their support in a number of special ways.

Student Colin Guerrero and his Mom Raise Money for Easterseals Academy in Honor of his 16th Birthday

Colin Guerrero was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes intellectual disability and developmental delays. Nevertheless, he grew to be a “vivacious toddler who hit all of his developmental markers as a child with Down syndrome,” according to his mom, Tracy. He could talk and read most of his sight words. He wasContinue reading “Student Colin Guerrero and his Mom Raise Money for Easterseals Academy in Honor of his 16th Birthday”

Board Member Q&A: As a parent, Kamilar Moore knows what she’s fighting for 

New Board Member Kamilar Moore is a certified nursing assistant with over 20 years of experience, as well as the parent of two children who graduated from Head Start early learning services. We spoke with her about why having a parent representative on the Board is so important and how she hopes to make an impact. 

Board Member Q&A: For Amanda Brimmer, board service is personal

In this post, we spoke with new board member Amanda Brimmer who is the Managing Director and Partner at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) about being the mom of a child with a rare genetic disorder and how organizations like ESCGR help families like hers. 

Board Member Q&A: Charles T. Brooks plans to encourage healthy debate

We spoke with new Board Member Charles T. Brooks about how he came to a life of service and why Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford is an organization dear to his heart.

Make a difference. Easterseals Academy is HIRING.

Our Easterseals Academy has three campuses in Chicago, Tinley Park, and Machesney Park and all are looking for new team members to join in a range of roles including teachers, paraprofessionals, social workers, and speech pathologists. 

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