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Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been named Interim CEO & President of Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined Anixter Center in 2015 as the Vice President of Program Development, Innovation and Accountability.

Clark is particularly focused on preparing Anixter Center for continued success in the future with an emphasis on financial stability, program excellence and accountability so that every person served is able to soar to their highest potential. As the organization streamlines its operations to ensure efficiency, Clark's strategic and analytical leadership will make sure that Anixter Center is well-positioned to celebrate its first 100 years of helping others in 2019 and begin its next 100 years of service.

Early in her career, Clark served as the Director of School Support for Chicago Public Schools for more than 10 years. During that time she directed a team of 45 staff to provide services to CPS students. More recently she was the Partner Success Engineer for TeachMatch, a startup in Chicago. There she consulted with K-12 school districts across the country to increase efficiency and quality in hiring practices.

Clark has a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University.

 

About Anixter Center
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Chicago serving people with disabilities. Through 35 programs at 35 locations across the greater Chicago area, Anixter Center touches the lives of nearly 8,000 children, teens and adults with disabilities and related challenges annually. The vast majority of people served by Anixter Center live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit www.Anixter.org.

 

Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 28, 2017) — Chicago Hearing Society will host its annual benefit, “Raise Your Paddle for CHS!,” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The benefit will be held at SPiN Chicago, 344 N. State St., one of the city’s newest go-to spots.

Early bird tickets are available now for $75 each through Sept. 28; prices increase to $80 as of Sept. 29. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,000 to $10,000. The evening includes dinner, ping-pong, auction, games and more. Proceeds from the event will support the nonprofit’s services and programs.

For more than 100 years, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) has been serving the needs—and empowering the lives—of those who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing with a variety of services, ranging from an Audiology Clinic and Hearing Aid Bank to Interpreter Services. CHS also offers a variety of social services, including a unique youth mentoring program that connects deaf adults with deaf and hard-of-hearing students and a program that helps survivors of domestic violence and their families.

Through the decades, CHS has supported people of all ages, from newborns through seniors. Patients come from all walks of life, but the majority of those served have limited financial resources. For more than a century, CHS’s doors have been open to all.

To purchase tickets for the Oct. 26 benefit or to find out more about Chicago Hearing Society, go to ChicagoHearingSociety.org.

 

Margaret definitely knows what she wants—a job. And she also knows what it will take to get one—better job skills and her GED. Anixter Center is supporting her all the way.

It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of our New Focus program effective June 16, 2017. New Focus cares for individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The main funding source for New Focus, a major grant from the Employment Division of DHS, will be terminated on June 30, 2017.

The decision to close New Focus, like closing any of our programs, is difficult. However, without sufficient funding, I believe that the 18 – 20 clients served daily can receive the best possible care from other providers. We are working to provide uninterrupted programming for our clients and our existing clients are being referred to other service providers. Anixter Center staff will have the opportunity to apply for open Anixter Center positions.

I would like to thank the New Focus staff for their dedicated efforts on behalf of our clients and I wish them best of luck in their future endeavors.

Sincerely,
Dr. Teresa Garate
President and CEO

 

Thank You to All Who Supported Our 2017 Annual Spring Benefit

 

 

Anixter Center Names Rebecca Clark Interim President & CEO

Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been named Interim CEO & President of Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined Anixter Center in 2015 as the Vice President of Program Development, Innovation... Read more

Tickets on Sale Now for Chicago Hearing Society’s Fall Benefit on Oct. 26

Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 28, 2017) — Chicago Hearing Society will host its annual benefit, “Raise Your Paddle for CHS!,” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The benefit will be held at SPiN Chicago, 344 N. State St., one of the city’s newest go-to spots. Early bird tickets are available now for $75... Read more

New Focus to Close June 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of our New Focus program effective June 16, 2017. New Focus cares for individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The main funding source for New Focus, a major grant from the Employment Division of DHS, will be terminated... Read more

 

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Margaret definitely knows what she wants—a job. And she also knows what it will take to get one—better job skills and her GED. Anixter Center is supporting her all the... Read more

 

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