SINCE ITS INCEPTION ALMOST 60 YEARS AGO,
Aspire has pushed the boundaries of what is possible for people with disabilities. Today, we continue to promote models of inclusion ahead of society's expectations. Through groundbreaking partnerships with industry leaders, we are launching innovative initiatives and programs that are redefining what's possible for people with disabilities, their families, and the community.
Aspire has Four Enterprises
Aspire Kids is a leader and mobilizing force behind the development of inclusive settings for children and families nationwide through customized, consultative services.
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 nearly 100 office buildings across the country. 100% of Aspire CoffeeWorks net proceeds benefit Aspire.
Recently, Aspire and NorthPointe Resources joined forces and became "better together" as one organization. By coming together, we aim to be one of the most recognized and respected disability service providers across the Chicago metropolitan area, Lake County (Illinois), and southeastern Wisconsin. Be on the lookout for exciting new social enterprises like Aspire Art360!
Learn more at aspirechicago.com
Want to help in other ways? We are in need of supplies!
We're also looking for iPads or Tablets (new or up to 3 years old)!
We want to ensure the residents in our homes can stay connected to friends and loved ones! Tablets will allow each of our homes the ability to video chat.
Donations such as these can be dropped off at the Killian Center (3441 Sheridan Road, Zion) or at the Weinberg Career Academy (4110 Litt Drive, Hillside) Mondays or Wednesdays between 10 AM - 1 PM.
To protect everyone’s health, we ask that you leave your items inside the first set of doors. Please fill out this in kind donation form to include with your donation. Our staff will then bring these items inside, distribute them to the homes, and send you a donation letter.