PROGRAMS THAT HELP
Annual Golf Outing
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Continuing our tradition, the Proviso Public Partnership (PPP) looks to support an agency or program that matches our beliefs, objectives and mission. This year, together with the Proviso Township Mental Health Commission, the Proviso Public Partnership is supporting Aspire. Aspire is an organization that prides itself on providing opportunities for individuals of all abilities to thrive and overcome countless obstacles. To understand what Aspire means to the community, here are a few words from their CEO, James Kales.
Aspire’s mission is to create communities where people of all abilities live, learn and grow together. We provide bold, pioneering and uncompromising services to 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities each year. Our belief is that when we include people of all abilities into our communities, everyone is better and stronger for it. We do this through four main enterprises:
- Aspire Kids offers Inclusion Consulting services to schools throughout the Chicagoland area that want to create inclusive classrooms.
- Aspire Living offers groundbreaking community and independent living opportunities and skill building for adults with disabilities, helping to achieve independence.
- Aspire Careers offers best-in-class job training and job placement in the community for adults with disabilities and works with businesses to create inclusive workplaces.
- Aspire CoffeeWorks is a social enterprise and dynamic partnership between Aspire, Metropolis Coffee Company and Canteen Vending. Adults with disabilities on the Aspire CoffeeWorks team work side-by-side with Metropolis employees to roast and ship coffee to consumers and 95+ office buildings across the country. 100% of Aspire CoffeeWorks net proceeds benefit Aspire.
Aspire offers an approach that advances supports and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to thrive beyond the boundaries of a building. The work we do may start within our walls but it ripples and reverberates throughout Proviso Township – to schools, workplaces, recreational institutions, neighborhoods. This is true inclusion and this is what we strive to do each day.
Please join us for a great day of golfing and networking as well as supporting a wonderful cause that truly makes a difference in the lives of those who need it most.
Michael Corrigan James Kales
Board President CEO, Aspire