Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc.
"Our Central Illinois organization provides programs and services to adults
with disabilities; enriching their quality of life, promoting social change
and optimizing their potential for independence."
         

BUSINESS HOURS
7:30AM - 4PM

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CWTC OUTCOMES

Community Integration

Outcomes for Six Months only – July 1, 2013

to December 31, 2013

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VOLUNTEER!
CWTC is looking for volunteers
to assist our consumers in enhancing their computer skills
or learning new art or music skills. If you have a talent you would like to share with our consumers, please contact Jim Simkins at (309) 686-3300.
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Current News
CWTC WELCOMES WILDLIFE PRAIRIE PARK!
CWTC welcomed Kate Durham, Volunteer Coordinator for Wildlife Prairie Park?, who took a tour of our facilities. She is pictured here with Don Rulis, Administrator of Training Services. Kate helps with scheduling CWTC consumers for volunteer opportunities at the park and wanted to see first-hand our program and consumers. Thanks to Kate and Wildlife Prairie Park for their support.
PATHWAY AWARDS RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The date is quickly approaching for the CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner and Auction and you'll want to make sure you make your reservations soon. You can buy your tickets online safely and securely today, simply by clicking HERE or on the picture. We're making it easy for you to be a part of this very special event! Deadline is Thursday, September 4th! See you there!
CWTC GIVES BACK WITH ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!
Executive Director Patti Gratton, Leslie Buhl, and Samantha Dollar gladly accepted the #icebucketchallenge ! It is the benefit that is all the rage on social media for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Those they challenged are now on the clock! You have 24 hours to accept the challenge. Get more at alsa.org. You can see the ice flow below!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHECK CWTC!

The St. Edward's Knights of Columbus stopped by CWTC to present a check representing the proceeds of their annual Tootsie Roll sale. It's an annual endeavor for the Knights of Columbus and we are so grateful for their support of adults with disabilities. Click on photo for larger view.

CWTC AWARDED 3 YEAR CARF ACCREDITATION!

Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been accredited by CARF International for a period of three years for its programs and services.

 

According to CARF, this accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

CWTC RECEIVES AWARD FROM HOI UNITED WAY!
The Heart of Illinois United Way has announced that CWTC is this year's recipient of the Jim and Katie Owens Partner Award. Each year, the award is presented to a United Way partner agency in recognition of their outstanding leadership, collaboration and involvement with the Heart of Illinois United Way. Pictured (L-R) CWTC Board President Wayne Tessier, CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton and Heart of Illinois United Way Board President Bill Springer.
CWTC PATHWAY AWARDS SEPTEMBER 9th!

Save the date for our annual “CWTC Pathway Awards, Dinner and Auction” Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in East Peoria. The evening festivities celebrate accomplishments of CWTC’s consumers, pay tribute to the many people who have helped CWTC in the past year and salute those who have contributed in extraordinary ways. The auction and cocktails begin at 5:00PM, with the dinner and program starting at 6:00PM. You can buy your tickets online safely and securely today, simply by clicking HERE or on the picture. We're making it easy for you to be a part of this very special event! Deadline is Thursday, September 4th! See you there!

CWTC VETERANS HONORED WITH SPRINT CAR!

CWTC and Morton Collision Repair's race teamed up to honor Veterans in our parking lot, Wednesday, July 2nd! Ryan Bunton, driver of the Morton Collision Repair #6R sporting its new patriotic paint scheme, had his car on display at CWTC, as U.S. Armed Forces Veterans employed by CWTC were among the first to sign the sprint car. The team was putting the spotlight on their winged sprint car for the Independence Day weekend race at Knoxville Raceway. See pictures here!

COUNTY BOARD CANDIDATE TOURS CWTC!

Zach Oyler, a candidate for the Peoria County Board, 6th District was in for a tour of CWTC. Zach, pictured with Executive Director Patti Gratton, is also a Requirements Manager at Caterpillar in East Peoria and teaches part time at Robert Morris University.

MORE GUESTS VISIT CWTC!
CWTC Administrator of Program Services Karen McMenamin (L) welcomed Jeff Cottingham and Louise Warren from Cottingham Property Management Company to our main facility to take a tour. Thanks for coming out to see the great work our consumers accomplish on a daily basis!
CWTC GREETS PEORIA CHAMBER!
Suzy Watkins, Director of Sales for the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, recently took time from her busy schedule to take a tour of CWTC. Suzy, who joined the chamber a little over a year ago, is pictured here with CWTC Communications/PR Coordinator Rick Stephenson.
CEO COUNCIL VISITS CWTC!
Jim Lynch, Executive Director of the CEO Council, was in to tour CWTC this morning. The CEO Council is a partner organization to the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and a part of the Greater Peoria Business Alliance. Jim is pictured with CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton.
CWTC WELCOMES SOUTHSIDE BANK!

CWTC was proud to have Southside Bank President & CEO Mark Joseph (L) and Vice President Jeff Ward (R) in today to take a tour and see our consumers in action. They are pictured with Executive Director Patti Gratton. Click on the picture for a larger view.

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!
CWTC is proud to announce that you can now find an archive of the latest Newsletters as they become available to all of our supporters, employees and consumers. Simply click on "Newsletter" under the "News" tab and view or download the issue you want by clicking the correct picture. It's that simple! You'll find issues of CWTC Insights, Community Integration Out And About and more!
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SPEAK UP!
Our governor and legislators will soon be debating the budget for the next fiscal year. Please make sure you let them know how important our services are for adults with disabilities.
STATE LEGISLATOR CONTACTS
Need to contact your state legislator? You can find contact information for your legislator HERE. Thank you for your support!
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CWTC Upcoming Events
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CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center

East Peoria, IL

Celebrate the accomplishments of CWTC’s consumers, pay tribute to the people who have helped Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. in the past year and salute those who have contributed in extraordinary ways. You can buy your tickets online safely and securely today, simply by clicking HERE or on the picture. We're making it easy for you to be a part of this very special event! Deadline is Thursday, September 4th! See you there!

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