Anixter in the News2019-06-27T15:46:09+00:00
Anixter Center celebrating A Century of Service builboard at Wrigley Field

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One hundred-years-old and still going strong

Not every nonprofit organization can boast that it is turning 100, but the Anixter Center now can. And it’s celebrating its big birthday on May 15 in a way that’s sure to be a huge hit, with a fundraiser, A Century of Service, at the 1914 Club at Wrigley Field, [...]

The Steve Cochran Show on WGN Radio Celebrates Anixter Center’s 100 Years

On today's radio show, Steve Cochran interviewed our president as the most valuable person on the planet. Anixter celebrates 100 years of helping the disabled gain skills, housing and independence. The CEO/President of Anixter Center, Rebecca Clark joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss how Anixter Center helps the disabled [...]

Loyola Employees Ignatian Service Day at Anixter Center

Employees of Loyola University Chicago volunteered their day with Anixter Center to paint our clients homes and program spaces, along with other beautification projects. Every July, Loyola honors the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola by reaching out in service to their community partners. Thank you Loyola University Chicago [...]

Thank You Ravinia Festival

Anixter Center clients and staff enjoyed a movie night at the Ravinia Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019. The group took in the film “West Side Story”. The screening was offered with closed captioning and our deaf clients had front row seats to enjoy the show. Anixter Center clients [...]

Anixter Center Sees the Alligator in Everyone

We know what it's like to feel out of place and need support... Anixter Center sees the Alligator in everyone! Anixter Center staff had a great time in Humboldt Park waiting for “chance the snapper” to appear! @AnixterCenter #chancethesnapper #seeyoulateralligator #anixtercenter #100AnixterCenter #gatorwatch2k19 #chicago Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center’s mission [...]

Healthy Leadership Award

As evidence of our substantial commitment to the health of people supported, Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center has been awarded the Gold Award for Health Leadership Excellence by Mainstay/My25. Mainstay and its choice-based My25 programs are the primary accelerator within the human services industry regarding health outcomes improvement related to [...]

QIDP Training – NEXT OFFERING BEGINS OCTOBER, 2019

QIDP Training – NEXT OFFERING BEGINS OCTOBER, 2019 - PLEASE REGISTER BY 10/4/2019 The Department of Human Services has mandated this 40-hour Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) training as a requirement for all QIDPs. Anixter Center's course meets the DHS standards of instruction. Anyone is welcome to apply for the [...]

Yard Sale at Anixter Center

On Saturday, June 29th, Anixter Center will have a yard sale at 6050 N California Ave. (formerly Ferst School) from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Educational materials have been labeled and priced, and are now ready to be sold. Calling all Special Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, [...]

Anixter Center’s Benefit for Ability Hits a Home Run

A sold-out crowd of more than 350 gathered at Wrigley Field's 1914 Club on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to celebrate Anixter Center's 100th anniversary at its annual Benefit for Ability, "Celebrating a Century of Service." The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour at the Catalina Club where guests had [...]

Kessler Foundation Grants $400,000 to Anixter Center in Chicago

Two-year Signature Employment Grant to demonstrate feasibility of reducing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, including those who have been involved in the justice system East Hanover, NJ – April 3, 2019 –Kessler Foundation has awarded a two-year, $400,000 Signature Employment Grant to the Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center [...]

A Century of Service – Anixter Center Celebrates 100 Years at Wrigley Field

Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicagoland area serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, hosts its 8th annual benefit for ability, “A Century of Service,” on Wednesday evening, May 15 at the American Airlines 1914 Club at Wrigley Field. The spring gala, which is part of Anixter [...]