Contact: Linda Kaiser
Phone: (312) 762-9280
Proposed Award Amount: $300,000
Community Served: City
Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.
Summary Paragraph: To unify One Stop services for
people with disabilities and to move them into optimum skills training and jobs,
the Tapping Abilities Project will
create a Work Information Navigator position in the Pilsen,
Chicago One Stop and will also create protocols for replication of this
position in additional One Stops. The
Navigator will then work to enhance One Stop staff training and program
capacity, including Social Security Administration-funded Benefits, Planning,
Assistance and Outreach and Ticket-to-Work programs. The project also plans to develop and
distribute education and outreach materials for 1) all One Stop partners in the
Partnerships: Mandatory One Stop Partners: California Indian Manpower Consortium Chicago based operation; Chicago Department on Aging; City Colleges of Chicago; Illinois Department of Employment Security; Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Rehabilitation Services; Job Corps; Mayors Office for People with Disabilities; and Mayors Office of Workforce Development. Other Grant Partners: Access Living; Council for Disability Rights; Great Lakes ADA Center; Health and Disability Advocates; Illinois Assistive Technology Project; Welfare to Work Partnership/Business Resource Partnership; Mayors Office of People with Disabilities; and Business Leadership Network.