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Help us Embrace Abilities, Expand Possibilities with a Year-End Gift
Help us in Embracing Abilities, Expanding Possibilities. That's our tagline and North star. Every person our affiliate serves has unique abilities. Our job is to help those abilities shine to expand their possibilities today and in the future.
Partnering with Parents part of Molly Corrigan’s “village”
While Molly Corrigan was a seasoned parent, her new baby Jack had special needs that her other children didn’t. Partnering with Parents supported her.
Episode 3: How to Turn Around a Nonprofit in Crisis
When Sara Ray Stoelinga became the new President & CEO of Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford in May 2019, the organization was in financial and organizational crisis. They were more than $22 million in debt with an additional several million dollars in unpaid bills and were barely making payroll. The direction and sustainability of the agency were uncertain. This podcast delves into how Stoelinga — together with the Board of Directors, strong new senior leaders, and essential external partners — righted the ship at the non-profit and the lessons learned along the way on the journey from organizational peril to a future of growth and prosperity.
Parenting Around Development
As you child grows and develops, their needs change. Parents as Teachers helps you understand those changes.
Focusing on Family Well-Being
Check out why the Parents as Teachers program puts an emphasis on the whole family's well-being.