CWTC is proud to announce our annual “Super Trivia Challenge” is Friday, January 18, 2019. This year, the event moves to the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in East Peoria. Doors open at 6:00PM and the trivia begins at 7.

Individuals, companies, and organizations are welcome. Registration is $35 a person while groups can reserve a table of eight for $280. Entries include food and cash bar. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams. All money raised goes directly to programs and services for CWTC consumers.

Participants can register and pay online HERE or download the registration form and send a check to CWTC, 3215 N. University Street, Peoria, IL 61604. For more information, contact Carla Jockisch at 686-3300 or cjockisch@cwtc.org

October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton along with Bill Adams, Employment Services Manager, and Rick Stephenson, Communications/PR Coordinator paid a visit to Steve Tarter of the Peoria Journal Star to talk about CWTC’s programs and services on Steve’s weekly podcast. You can hear it here!

CWTC held our 2nd Annual Make A Scarecrow – Make A Difference event, Saturday September 29th, in the CWTC parking lot at 3215 N. University Street in Peoria next to Walmart. Thank you for coming out and supporting adults with disabilities!

It was fun for the whole family. Check out the memories below!

Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. presented their annual “CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction” Tuesday evening, September 11, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria. The theme was “Sports and Teamwork,” with everyone dressing in their favorite sports attire. The evening festivities paid tribute to the many people who have helped CWTC and have contributed in extraordinary ways. New this year was a live auction, featuring online and in-person bidding. Tom Moran gave a moving tribute about his brother Tim, and our consumers walked away with very well-deserved accolades and smiles. It was a great night for everyone and you can catch some of the highlights HERE!

Several distinguished guests visited today to take a tour of our facility and learn more about CWTC. Pictured are (L-R): Tom Hammerton, President of OSF Healthcare Foundation; Paula Keyes, President CWTC Foundation; Patti Gratton, CWTC Executive Director; and Bob Sehring, CEO, OSF Healthcare.

The first Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show was held at The Waterhouse in Peoria on Friday, March 11th. Our many talented artists produced stunning artwork. We appreciate you coming out to support their gifts with your donations and time. Thanks to the Metamora High School Jazz Ensemble for providing our wonderful music for the evening. A BIG thank you to Jody Tockes and the Hive for your patience, support and inspiration and providing our artists a true “Happy place” to create and explore. Also, thank you to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois for supporting this program through grant dollars.

Picasso, Monet, Dali and Van Gogh would have all been proud! It was a great night with a great turnout for our Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show @ The Hive on Friday, December 4th. CWTC consumers displayed their artwork while visitors took time to view their masterpieces. The attendees enjoyed some snacks while talking with the artists and learning about their techniques and inspirations. We appreciate those who came out and supported our adults with disabilities! See the pictures

The CWTC Super Trivia Challenge at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria was another huge success! Forty-four teams battled it out for the top cash prize! Congratulations to the Law Offices of Chris Doscotch for taking home the trophy! Thank you to WMBD/WYZZ’s Clay Gordon and Lindsey Mills for being our wonderful hosts for the evening and thank you for coming out to support adults with disabilities! See more pictures

Thanks to everyone who came out to the annual CWTC Bowl-A-Thon at Landmark Lanes. It was a huge success and everyone was throwing strikes. (Well, almost!) As you can tell, we all had a great time and can’t wait until next year! Thank you for your supports of adults with disabilities. Check out the pictures

The Inspiring Art Abilities program has expanded this year, working with a new medium, thanks to Jacob Grant, owner of the Wheel Art Pottery Studio. CWTC consumers got their first lessons with clay and pottery, producing beautiful pieces and lots of smiles. Wheel Art is a pottery studio and school offering classes to beginning and intermediate adults and children, workshops for all ages, birthday parties, children’s summer camp and memberships for experienced potters. They are located in Peoria’s Warehouse District at 1101 SW Washington St. See more pictures