Throughout 2015, JT worked with ADA 25 Chicago, anetwork of 200 civic partner organizations from across the region who collaborated on a yearlong initiative to commemorate and leverage the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to build awareness and expand access, inclusion and opportunity for people with disabilities.
JT provided strategic counsel, communications, outreach, event planning and management, and digital services (including social media). Key components of our work included:
JT is proud to have played a part in creating greater public awareness of disabilities in this region, As part of its ongoing commitment to the mission and objectives of ADA 25 Cicago, JT will continue to produce and distribute a daily e-blast highlighting local and national disability-related news. Those interested in receiving this daily news aggregation on disability issues can sign up by clicking here.
Nearly 500 Chicago business, community and workforce development leaders joined honorary co-chairs Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Penny Pritzker at the Palmer House Hilton on October 6 to celebrate Skills for Chicagoland’s Future’s employer and community partners at its third annual Employment Champions Breakfast.
JT was retained by a group of six nonprofit agencies in Illinois that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The General Assembly had passed a DSP wage increase in 2016 only to see it vetoed by the Governor. JT’s goal: Avoid the same fate in 2017.
More than 200 Chicagoans attended including longtime customers, Mayor Emanuel, politicians and other Chicago notables.