The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Awards Funds for RAMP’s Employment Services

RAMP’s Employment Services Program has been awarded funds from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Barber-Colman Management Fund in the amount of $22,000. The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois enhances the quality of life in the greater Rockford Area.

According to Jackie Sundquist, RAMP’s Services Director, “The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ funding for RAMP’s Employment Services Program offers people with disabilities job skills and ongoing case management that will realistically enable them to re-enter the workforce and gain more independence.”

For more information please contact the Rockford RAMP office (815)968-7467 voice/tty.

RAMP is a passionate partner for people with disabilities desiring to live a useful and rewarding life.  RAMP empowers people with disabilities to realize there are no limits to what they can do.  This is accomplished by assisting them to live independently, make changes in their lives, seek peer support, obtain resources and remove barriers that threaten their dreams of independence.  RAMP advocates the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for persons with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access. RAMP advocates for and serves people with disabilities out of four offices located in Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties. RAMP is a United Way Member Agency.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is the area’s largest provider or grants and scholarships. Celebrating 60 years of philanthropy, the Foundation’s mission is to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of Northern Illinois.

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