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  • Celebrating Victories May 20, 2016

    Esperanza provides programs and supports that help children and adults with developmental disabilities be as independent as possible.

     
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    The Letter May 20, 2015

    Esperanza provides support to children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as comfort and security to the family members who love them.

    The Letter from Esperanza Community Services on Vimeo.

     
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    Esperanza Community Services: Changing Lives for 45 years May 8, 2014

    Esperanza Community Services is a nonprofit organization in Chicago that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, behavior needs and more to grow skills and become more independent. For 45 years, Esperanza has provided support to both individuals and their families. This video shows not only the history and advocacy that went into building Esperanza, but also how Esperanza’s programs have are changing the lives of students and their families.

    Esperanza Community Services: Changing Lives for 45 years from Esperanza Community Services on Vimeo.

     
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    Volunteering at Esperanza July 26, 2013

    Joel has been volunteering with Ben, a resident in Esperanza's supported living program, for the last year. Ben is a prolific songwriter and Joel helps him record his songs. In this video, Joel talks about his experiences as a volunteer and helping get Ben into a studio to record a 10-track album. We also see Esperanza's other volunteer opportunities in action, including Dynamic Duos collaborative art opportunities, House Parties (complete with Karaoke) and more!

    Volunteering at Esperanza from Esperanza Community Services on Vimeo.

     
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    Esperanza’s Story June 5, 2013

    At Esperanza Community Services, children and adults with developmental disabilities are becoming more independent. A variety of tools are being used by our professional staff to help participants of all ability levels grow their skills, including communication support and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Esperanza's Story from Esperanza Community Services on Vimeo.

     
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    Esperanza’s WorkReady program is helping adults with developmental disabilities achieve tremendous things. May 13, 2013

    Esperanza’s WorkReady program is helping adults with developmental disabilities achieve tremendous things. Participants in the WorkReady program are building practical vocational skills. They’re becoming more confident in their abilities and, as a result, more outgoing. Esperanza’s WorkReady participants now know more than ever that they have so much of value to offer our community. And with that knowledge comes an increased sense of purpose. We’re extremely proud of the WorkReady participants, and all of the participants and students who learn and grow every day at Esperanza. Please watch and share this video - enjoy!

     
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    What Our Participants Think of Esperanza June 18, 2012

    This video rocks! Hear what our students and participants think of Esperanza.

     
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    Esperanza Supports Entire Families June 18, 2012

    Find out how Esperanza supports entire families who have a developmentally disabled loved one in this inspiring video.

     
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    Challenges Into Achievements at Esperanza June 18, 2012

    Hear Benjamin talk about how he has turned challenges into achievements at Esperanza, as well as his love for playing music!

     
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    Esperanza Community Services Provides Hope June 18, 2012

    Esperanza Community Services provides hope for those with developmental disabilities. Students, adults and families are seeing their lives transformed as possibilities for the future emerge.

     
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