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Friends of TAP Golf Play Day Event Raises Funding for Program
On Saturday, September 23, the Friends of The Autism Program at Easterseals held a Golf Play Day at Timber Point Golf Club to benefit the program.
The Sunshine Committee Spreads Appreciation at Easterseals Academy Tinley Park
The Sunshine Committee at the Easterseals Academy Tinley Park campus was established to spread appreciation, build team morale, and brighten the days of hardworking staff. Learn about how and why they spread sunshine.
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DEI through HR: Making it Foundational, Conversational, and Real
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are essential values at Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford, yet, in many ways, DEI has become politicized or performative in our society. Recently, members of our Human Resources team worked to make sure DEI is part of the organization’s DNA in a way that feels consistent, collaborative, iterative, and reactive to feedback from staff from across the affiliate. In this podcast, the HR team talks about why DEI is foundational, conversational, and needs to be approached with realness so that existing staff, but also new hires, know that they are entering a diverse, welcoming environment in which they will feel fully seen and appreciated.
Episode 4: Demystifying Early Intervention
Early Intervention is a statewide program that provides supports and services for families to help their children under age three meet developmental milestones. You'll hear from our Early Intervention Program Managers Peter Byrne and Marlene Strobe in a conversation with our host Reema about our Early Intervention services.This podcast is meant to demystify how Early Intervention works for parents and caregivers, as well as provide information on how to access services.
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.
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