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Featured on NBC 5 Chicago's Making A Difference segment Your home for positive, inspiring stories in the Chicago area.NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports:

New Program Helps Adults With Disabilities Find Jobs They Love

Original video on NBC 5 Chicago

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Published February 19, 2019

Closing the Employment Gap for Young Adults with Disabilities

Chicago Community Trust article begins:

In the Chicago region, people with disabilities are twice as likely to live below the poverty line as people without disabilities. Without a good quality job, it’s almost impossible to rise above the poverty line But people with disabilities face such severe systemic barriers to employment that in 2017, just 18.7% of people with a disability were employed... Read full article

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Published Nov 2, 2017

Adults with disabilities gain work experience through Teaching Together Chicago.

Suburban Life article by Aimee Barrows begins:

Samantha Cox, 22, is extremely excited to start her new internship as a library assistant at St. Cletus Catholic School in La Grange on Oct. 30. Cox, a Berwyn resident, is one of about 20 adults with disabilities who have been placed in a paid internship... Read full article

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Featured on the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Community of Faith Relevant Radio, hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi discuss Teaching Together Chicago with guests Joanne Callahan, Beth Hooton & Katie Carden. — Discussion begins in Segment II; 00:32

Original audio recording

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Published Oct 6, 2017

Teaching Together Chicago launches Paid Internship Program for Adults with Disabilities in Chicago Catholic Schools

Kristin Tassi of the Daily Herald writes:

Teaching Together Chicago, a partnership among the Archdiocese of Chicago and several social service agencies, today launched a paid internship program for adults with disabilities within Chicago Catholic schools... Read full article

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Teaching Together has successfully (and proudly) helped young adults gain skills they are now using as paid employees. We’d love to talk to you about how we can work together to improve the lives of those living with daily challenges!


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Teaching Together Chicago is a program of Center for Independence through Conductive Education Inc., an Illinois nonprofit under Section 501 C 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the Center is to help people with disabilities achieve their highest level of potential.
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