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Chicago, Ill. (Dec. 27, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been tapped to be the next CEO & President of Anixter Center. Nearly 100 years old, Anixter Center is an experienced leader in serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined the venerable nonprofit in 2015 as the Vice President of Program Development, Innovation and Accountability.

“Rebecca’s tireless drive for quality and her strategic vision make her the perfect choice to lead Anixter Center into the next 100 years of serving others,” said Eric T. Gastevich, Chair, Anixter Center Board of Directors. “Rebecca has been involved in every aspect of the organization, from finance to programs, and has the experience to ensure Anixter Center’s continued success.”

During her time at Anixter Center, Clark has been particularly focused on preparing the organization for the future with an emphasis on financial stability, program excellence and accountability. As the organization streamlines its operations to ensure efficiency, Clark's strategic and analytical leadership have made sure that Anixter Center is well-positioned to celebrate its first 100 years of helping others in 2019 and begin its next century of service.

Early in her career, Clark served for more than 10 years as the Director of School Support for Chicago Public Schools. 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. While 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 a nonprofit leader in serving children, teens and adults with disabilities throughout the Chicago area. Each year, Anixter Center touches the lives of nearly 6,000 people, the vast majority of whom live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit www.Anixter.org.

Anixter Center Hosts Huge Holiday Sale of Toys, Games, Puzzles & Books on Saturday, Dec. 9

More Than 1,000 Gently Used Items on Sale

Chicago, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2017) — More than a thousand gently used toys, books, games and puzzles will be on sale 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, Dec. 9, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
This massive pre-holiday toy sale features items for children from infant to age 10, including some adaptive toys for children with disabilities. This is a cash-only sale; no credit or debit cards or checks accepted.

Admission is free and free parking is available behind the building, just west of the corner of Clybourn and Magnolia. The entrance to the sale is also off the parking lot, at the back of the building.

This sale is in anticipation of Anixter Center’s move and includes items from National Lekotek Center, a division of Anixter Center. In addition to toys, games and books, the sale includes a limited number of play rugs and storage lockers.

All items must be taken home when sold. No storage is available. Shoppers are encouraged to bring bags to carry purchases home.

More information about the sale is available at Anixter Holiday Sale or call 773-973-7900.

About Anixter Center
Anixter Center is an experienced leader in helping those with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities. For nearly 100 years, we have served others, often those whose needs are not met anywhere else. Today we offer employment, residential, behavioral health and social/recreation services. The vast majority of people served by Anixter Center live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit Anixter.org.

Chicago Hearing Society Moves Audiology Clinic and Offices to More Patient-Friendly Location


Chicago, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2017) — Chicago Hearing Society (CHS), a nonprofit organization serving the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities, has moved its offices and Audiology Clinic to 1444 W. Willow St. (Elston and Willow), Chicago. The new location is less than a mile from its former address.

The new site offers patients improved facilities, significantly more free parking both in front of and behind the building and easy accessibility to Metra train lines and CTA buses and trains.

CHS, a division of Anixter Center, offers a range of services, including an Audiology Clinic, Interpreter Referral Services, hearing aid bank, social and advocacy programs and a youth mentoring program.

One of the city’s oldest nonprofits, CHS is entering its second century of service. For more information about the organization and its many programs, go to ChicagoHearingSociety.org.

About Anixter Center

Anixter Center is an experienced leader in helping those with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities. For nearly 100 years, we have served others, often those whose needs are not met anywhere else. Today we offer employment, residential, behavioral health and social/recreation services. The vast majority of people served by Anixter Center live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit Anixter.org.

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.

 

 

 

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