Roseanne Oppmann, My Friend Myla discusses her book and services she provides to help children deal with anxiety. She uses her dog during counseling sessions because dogs are a great comfort and help with stress relief.
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Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. Comcast volunteers showed their support by painting, building planter boxes, fixing up resident bedrooms, and general cleaning at the facility.
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, members of the Fuller Park community, Comcast employees, and people from all over Chicago came together to perform a day of service to transform and uplift Tilden Career Community Academy High School in the Fuller Park neighborhood through physical service. In 2012, Tilden entered turnaround in order to provide a stronger school environment for their students. No longer in turnaround, Tilden is now a Convergence Academy. In partnership with Columbia College, Tilden has integrated digital media into teaching and learning, in order to give students a chance to Create, Consume, and Connect.
Volunteers participated in service projects that engender school pride, inspire student success outside of the classroom and after graduation, and made Tilden a more positive social environment for students.
What happens in Springfield affects cities and towns at the local level. The recent rise in property taxes has not funded education which needs to be done. Consolidating local pension funds will aid tremendously in relieving our states costs.
The state of Illinois needs to put together a budget, something that can be planned around. Illinois students are leaving our state to attend colleges outside of Illinois. Illinois education need to be more competitive to keep students in the state.
Illinois is hostile to existing and new businesses. With special fees, including workers comp & minimum wage increases, business can't stay open in Chicago. Illinois needs to change the Medicaid state pension and put caps on pensions.
Ric Estrada, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be discussing the work that Metropolitan Family Services provides to Chicago-land families and individuals. He will be talking about Metropolitan's mission to provide and mobilize the services needed to strengthen families and communities. He will also be touching on the new and exciting developments within the organization. Lastly, Ric will be celebrating the 160th Birthday of Metropolitan and the services they have provided over the last century and a half.
The state of Illinois has a spending problem. The issues with Illinois today are the need to cut spending and reform our government. Both Medicaid and pensions need to be reformed. Illinois needs to attract more jobs.
For the first time in its eight year history the Department of Defense Warrior Games are being hosted by the City of Chicago. 265 Athletes from around the country will showcase their skills in eight adaptive sports that culminate with a medal ceremony on the final night. Witness the resilience of the wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military in The 2017 Warrior Games.
Women make up more than half of the population but are a small number in government representatives. Anna Valencia, Office of the City Clerk, discusses the need to change the structure & support other women to become leaders.