RAMP Receives a Grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois for Pre-Employment Transition Services

RAMP Receives a Grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois for Pre-Employment Transition Services

 (Monday, January 29, 2018) – RAMP appreciates the support received from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, which granted RAMP $20,000 for Pre-Employment Transition Services, RAMP’s newest service which lays a foundation for youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by encouraging enrollment in college, obtaining employment while still in high school or soon thereafter, and preparing for independent living. These services are provided in a classroom setting or via individual instruction. The goal is to leave students with the tools needed for a successful transition to further their education and/or employment desires. Services Provided through the Pre-Employment Transition:

  • Career exploration
  • Soft/Essential skill training
  • Transportation training
  • Job seeking skills training
  • Job shadow/volunteer opportunities
  • Apprenticeship/Internship opportunities
  • Resume development
  • Master application development
  • Interview skills training
  • Job placement
  • Peer Support
  • Benefit planning assistance/referral
  • Mentoring on post-secondary education & certification opportunities
  • Independent living skills training
  • Self-Advocacy skills training

If you are interested in learning more about RAMP’s Pre-Employment Transition Services Program, please contact Jackie Sundquist, jsundquist@rampcil.org or 815-986-7467.

About RAMP

RAMP builds an inclusive community that encourages individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. We accomplish this by partnering with them to make changes in their own lives, seek peer support and remove barriers. RAMP advocates for the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for individuals with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access. To learn more about RAMP, visit our website www.rampcil.org. 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.

About The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois enhances the quality of life in the greater Rockford Area. They are 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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