A cookie decorating extravaganza to benefit Esperanza, Sunday, December 11!

Giulia Isetti and Christine Zielinski have a holiday tradition. Every year, the friends host a cookie decorating fundraiser to benefit local nonprofit organizations. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are provided with homemade sugar cookies to decorate and take home. We’re excited that this year, Giulia and Christine have selected Esperanza as a recipient …

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Exciting Times at Esperanza!

Esperanza Community Services has a rich history of helping people with developmental disabilities to reach their fullest potential for independence.  Over the last 43 years, we have established ourselves as a premier provider of these services in the Chicagoland area. While we look back with pride on our successes, we at Esperanza are determined to …

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Behavior Program Achievements

Esperanza’s Behavior Program is seeing results! Susan has made tremendous strides towards becoming more independent. Until recently, she had been very shy and reserved, to the point that she disliked leaving her home. Then Susan began participating in Esperanza’s Behavior Program.   Susan’s one-on-one instructor was able to build a positive rapport her and, over …

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Client and Family Achievements

Esperanza’s Client and Family Support Program is connecting families to much-needed resources. Ruby and Alonzo were recent high school graduates whose participation in CFSP enabled them to make college a reality. Esperanza staff worked closely with school administrators to ensure that adequate accommodations and resources were in place so that Ruby and Alanzo were able …

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CILA Achievements

Esperanza’s CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) homes are doing much more than providing a safe, warm bed for residents. • Last year, 100% of residents made progress towards goals that help them live as independently as possible. • 96% of residents successfully met one of their core goals for the year, and 83% or residents …

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Esperanza School Achievements

In Esperanza School, students with autism and other developmental disabilities are learning and growing. All students achieved at least one goal indicated in their Individual Education Plan (their personalized road map to skill building), and 87% achieved three or more goals! • 97% of students met academic goals • 86% made gains in language and …

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Achievements

At Esperanza Community Services, we see achievements every day!  Thanks to effective programs, dedicated staff, and support from individuals, funders, and our community, Esperanza’s programs are getting results.  These are just a few examples of achievements at Esperanza! Browse by program below, or select from the navigation at left. Achievements in Esperanza School Achievements in …

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Thank to you to all of our supporters for making this year’s Celebrating Victories a huge success!

Thank to you to all of our supporters for making this year’s Celebrating Victories a huge success!  Thursday night at the Union League Club of Chicago, guests enjoyed a fantastic meal prepared by co-chairs, chefs Joel Nickson and Jackie Shen, as well as chef Michael Garbin, and bid on an exciting array of live and …

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