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March 2020

CFL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

UIC Center for Literacy Teams Are Operational

CFL teams are still serving parents and providers through Web-based classes, resources, phone consultations, and other person-to-person electronic mechanisms…

RCADD (Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays) Phone Consultation

RCADD is still available for phone consultation! Whether you need ideas for activities to do with your child while at home, tips for navigating challenging behaviors, or information on IEPs, RCADD can help…

UIC AmeriCorps in wellness retreat

On Friday, March 6th UIC AmeriCorps Project MORE participated in a wellness retreat which included a one-hour yoga session led by Sat Nam Yoga Chicago, as well as mini-workshops…

OTHER LOCAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

The Importance of Taking the Census

The Census is not difficult! You simply answer a few questions about who lives at your house, their ethnicity, and their gender. If you complete it, more money will come to your community. Average completion time is 10 minutes…

Autism Awareness Campaign 

TAP (The Autism Project) is excited to launch a NEW Autism Awareness campaign and hopes that people will help spread the word across Illinois! During the month of April, TAP will be giving away window clings FREE of charge…

 

WELLNESS RESOURCES

How to Maintain Your Sanity While Working From Home

As we struggle to adjust from networking and collaborating with our peers face to face to working remotely, this article captures some good suggestions to help us establish a productive work at home routine…

Coping With Uncertainty

How can we find peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty? The American Psychological Association offers a few pointers…

Online Yoga

Practicing yoga is a wonderful way to tend to one’s physical and mental well-being. Check out some of these free online classes…

Mindfulness and Meditation

Take a look at some of these mindfulness and guided meditation resources to help ease anxiety…

The STOP Practice: Creating Space Around Automatic Reactions

This “portable” mindfulness practice can support you as difficult moments arise at any point in your day. The four steps of the STOP practice can take as little as a few seconds to a few minutes to complete…

DJ Nice Quarantine Party on Instagram Live

Take some time to unwind and feel connected with this virtual dance party…

 

CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH

Writers Entertain Kids

Are you stuck at home with your children and looking for ways to keep them entertained? Check out how authors are sharing their gifts with families online…

Storyline Online

Another great resource for keeping cooped up kids entertained, Storyline Online streams videos of acclaimed actors reading children’s books aloud, alongside footage of the accompanying illustrations…

WHAT WE'RE READING

Parable of the Sower

Seminal science fiction writer Octavia Butler, hailed by many as the mother of Afrofuturism, published “Parable of the Sower” in 1993. Set in Los Angeles in the year 2024, the book depicts an America that has devolved due to racist demagoguery, climate destruction, and unfettered capitalism…

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Kelly Hayes and Delia Galindo – Chicago COVID-19 Mutual Aid

This list is being compiled by Chicago organizer Kelly Hayes to share with groups that are doing mutual aid work around COVID-19 in Chicago…

Chicago Community Bond Fund – Call In To Protect Public Health Through Decarceration

We are asking residents of Cook County to call the Chief Judge and the Sheriff’s Office in support of the demands made by more than 70 advocacy, community, and legal organizations…

Virginia Miller – Help Connect Chicagoans With Resources

A community organization non-profit is in desperate need of Spanish-English bilingual volunteers to help make phone calls to check in on low-income Spanish monolingual Chicagoans who might not have easy access to resources to get them through the COVID19 pandemic…

SERVE Illinois – Donate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and Volunteer

Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service…

 

JOB POSTINGS

Discovery Partners Institute – Digital Solutions Director

The University System Office seeks a Digital Solutions Director. This position creates and commercializes DPI’s digital capabilities across all programmatic areas. Leverages emerging digital possibilities toward workforce development and R&D to meet the demands of the new digital economy…

Heartland Alliance – Refugee and Immigrant Volunteer Literacy Coordinator

This position provides general program assistance to the program management of the Adult Education Volunteer Literacy program of Refugee and Immigrant Services. The position develops and coordinates the volunteer recruitment and training program for volunteer ESL instructors…

Centro Romero – Adult Education Department Director

The Adult Education Department Director will work under the supervision of the Executive Director to coordinate the development and implementation of the Adult Education Program in order to meet and further Centro Romero’s mission. The Department Director will hire and provide overall supervision of the program staff and volunteers…

Chicago Literacy Alliance – Director of Adult Learning and Literacy

PRC is hiring a Director of Adult Learning & Literacy to develop, coordinate and advance the Adult Learning and Literacy (ALL) program which responds to needs and resources in accordance with PRC strategy…

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Covid-19 Resources in Spanish

Estamos disponibles durante este momento difícil para ayudar a todos nuestros clientes …

Chicago Eases Up on Ticketing and Debt Collections

Effective through at least 30th April 2020 in the City of Chicago…

Little Italy Mutual Aid Support Network

This fundraiser is to provide groceries and sanitation supplies for students and families in the Little Italy neighborhood. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Chicago organizers Kelly Hayes and Delia Galindo have spearheaded the creation of mutual aid networks across the city…

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