Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc.
"Our Central Illinois organization provides programs and services to adults
with disabilities; enriching their quality of life, promoting social change
and optimizing their potential for independence."
         

BUSINESS HOURS
7:30AM - 4PM

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CWTC OUTCOMES

Community Integration

Outcomes for Six Months only – July 1, 2013

to December 31, 2013

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VOLUNTEER!
CWTC is looking for volunteers
to assist our consumers in enhancing their computer skills
or learning new art or music skills. If you have a talent you would like to share with our consumers, please contact Jim Simkins at (309) 686-3300.
 
Current News
CWTC TAKES OVER BUFFALO WILD WINGS TONIGHT!
Another great opportunity to enjoy great food with CWTC is just around the corner at Buffalo Wild Wings by the Shoppes at Grand Prairie, tonight from 5-9PM! Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales (less alcohol and discounts) from all guests who present a CWTC flier to their server or cashier (including carry-out)! Download flier the flier here!
IT'S SPRING AT CWTC!

We've put in a good initial till at the CWTC Dorchester garden site. Lettuce and greens are in the raised beds. We are looking to hire a full or part time position to help run our garden training sites. Gardening or farming experience is desired. Initial and ongoing training on working with individuals with disabilities will be provided. Hours can be flexible. MORE DETAILS HERE or call Don Rulis at 686-3300.

THANK YOU CATERPILLAR!

Thanks to Caterpillar for putting the spotlight on CWTC with a full-page ad in the latest edition of iBi Magazine! (Click on picture for larger view) Thank you for your continued support of adults with disabilities!

CWTC TWIN OAK'S SPAGHETTI DINNER APRIL 25th

CWTC’s Twin Oaks residential facility in Pekin is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4:30-7:00PM. The fundraiser is at Second Reformed Church, 600 State Street in Pekin.

 

Tickets are just $7.00 for adults, children (10 & under) $4.00 and include a spaghetti dinner, complete with garlic bread, salad and your choice of iced tea, lemonade or coffee. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. Tickets are available in advance by calling 309-353-5791.
CWTC ROLLS A STRIKE!

We extend our appreciation to everyone who came out to the annual CWTC Bowl-A-Thon at Landmark Lanes. It was a huge success and everyone was throwing strikes. (Well, almost!) As you can tell, we all had a great time and can’t wait until next year! Thank you for your supports of adults with disabilities.

CWTC ANNOUNCES BOARD CHANGES!

CWTC, Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of officers for their Board of Directors. Additionally, four new directors have joined the board.

 

CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton says Wayne Tessier (Pictured) has been elected to President, while Lindsey Birkel will serve as Vice-President of the board. In addition, Tony Lees will continue as Treasurer and Alice Downing will take over duties of the Secretary.

 

Four new members have been recently appointed to the board of directors. They are Clint Naugle, South Side Bank; Darin Suarez, Caterpillar; Tim Gronewold, Howard & Howard Attorneys; and Larry Resutko, retired teacher.

 

Gratton added, “The backgrounds and expertise of our new board members will assist CWTC fulfill its mission of maximizing the independence of adults with disabilities.”
EAST PEORIA MAYOR VISITS CWTC!
East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus took some time out of his busy schedule to take a tour of CWTC recently. The Mayor is pictured with Associate Executive Director Jim Simkins and Executive Director Patti Gratton. Mayor Mingus had some great things to say about his visit and also met with Don Rulis, Administrator of Training Services.
OUR HERO RETURNS HOME!

As you might recall, Sgt. David Shadowens, husband of CWTC employee, Jennifer Shadowens (pictured), deployed to Afghanistan with the Army National Guard, Unit B. Co. 2/238th GSAB last year.  David is a flight engineer instructor, working on and flying CH-47 Chinook Helicopters.  The mission of his unit was to transport supplies and troops to various locations in Afghanistan, as well as doing air assaults as needed.  To show our support for their efforts, CWTC adopted their troop, sending care packages every other week.  CWTC also included handmade cards from our consumers in the care packages.   David recently returned home just in time for the holidays and one of his first stops was at CWTC to say “Thank you” for the support and good wishes given to his unit. Sgt. Shadowens also presented to Executive Director Patti Gratton, an American flag flown on a Chinook helicopter during combat resupply operations in the Kandahar Province. After the presentation, Sgt. Shadowens spent time with staff and consumers, chatting and answering questions about his time in Afghanistan.

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!
CWTC is proud to announce that you can now find an archive of the latest Newsletters as they become available to all of our supporters, employees and consumers. Simply click on "Newsletter" under the "News" tab and view or download the issue you want by clicking the correct picture. It's that simple! You'll find issues of CWTC Insights, Community Integration Out And About and more!
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SPEAK UP!
Our governor and legislators will soon be debating the budget for the next fiscal year. Please make sure you let them know how important our services are for adults with disabilities.
STATE LEGISLATOR CONTACTS
Need to contact your state legislator? You can find contact information for your legislator HERE. Thank you for your support!
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CWTC Upcoming Events
CWTC Buffalo Wild Wings Takeover Night!
Enjoy great food with CWTC at Buffalo Wild Wings by the Shoppes at Grand Prairie, Wednesday April 23rd from 5-9PM! Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales (less alcohol and discounts) from all guests who present a CWTC flier to their server or cashier (including carry-out)! Download flier the flier here!
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CWTC's Twin Oaks Spaghetti Dinner!

CWTC’s Twin Oaks residential facility in Pekin is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4:30-7:00PM. The fundraiser is at Second Reformed Church, 600 State Street in Pekin.

 

Tickets are just $7.00 for adults, children (10 & under) $4.00 and include a spaghetti dinner, complete with garlic bread, salad and your choice of iced tea, lemonade or coffee. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. Tickets are available in advance by calling 309-353-5791.
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CWTC Night At Double A's!

Join CWTC at Double A’s Wednesday, June 25th for great atmosphere and food! Whether it’s healthy salad, something from the Tailgate Grill or one of their mouth-watering pizzas, you’ll walk away satisfied. Double A’s will donate 10% of each bill to CWTC when you present our flyer, available soon on our website. Tell as many of your friends and families as possible!!