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 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
Debra Cline at (309) 686-3300.
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CWTC OUTCOMES

Community Employment

First six months FY 2017
July-December 2016
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Jobs Available!
If you're looking for a job that not only pays but is rewarding, consider working at CWTC. Jobs available are listed HERE and you can download an application HERE!

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CITY COUNCILMAN VISITS CWTC!
We always enjoy it when community leaders take an interest in the mission of CWTC and visit our facility to see what our staff and consumers do. Peoria City Councilman Denis Cyr stopped in to take a tour with Executive Director Patti Gratton. We appreciate your support of adults with disabilities!
CONSUMER ART SHOW INSPIRES!

CWTC presented the “Inspiring Abilities Consumer Art Show,” Friday, March 16th at the Holiday Inn at Grand Prairie in Peoria.

The evening showcased the many talents of our CWTC consumers through their paintings and pottery. Pieces were on display and sold in a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the artist and the program.



Thanks to everyone who was able to attend! We appreciate your support of adults with disabilities. See more pictures from the evening HERE!

CWTC BENEFITS FROM GCS!
Thank you to the Gentlemen's Cigar Society of Central Illinois for their generous donation to CWTC. Each year, they have their annual Beer & Cigar Herf, asking each member to donate $10 to raise funds for a deserving, local non-profit organization. This year, GCS chose CWTC to be the beneficiary. Pictured is Mark Little presenting a check for nearly $1,000 to Executive Director Patti Gratton.
ADAMS OUTDOOR SELECTS CWTC!
Adams Outdoor Advertising proudly supports our community with their Adams Collaborate program. The program sponsors a full outdoor campaign for local non-profit organizations. We are proud to be selected with six other non-profits as Collaborative Partners for 2018! Recently, Adams Outdoor held a reception for the recipients. Pictured are (L-R): Mike Lied (CWTC Board), Patti Gratton (CWTC Executive Director), Jennifer Wick (CWTC Board), Bob Swinehart and Chris Koller (Adams Outdoor). Our thanks to Adams Outdoor Advertising for their support of adults with disabilities.
CWTC SUPER TRIVIA CHALLENGE! What A Night!
It was the biggest CWTC Super Trivia Challenge ever! 54 tables vying for cash prizes and to be called Super Trivia Challenge Champs! Thank you to everyone who came out and make it a very special evening, Thank you for your support of CWTC and adults with disabilities! See pictures and results HERE!
MAKE A SCARECROW IS SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT!

CWTC presented their first Make A Scarecrow – Make A Difference event, Saturday September 30th in the CWTC parking lot. Families made their very own scarecrow to take home and display as part of their fall decorating. It was a great day for the entire family! There were Mums for sale, pumpkin painting, food and more! It was a beautiful fall day. See pictures here!

2017 PATHWAY AWARDS DINNER A GRAND SLAM!
The 2017 Pathway Awards Dinner was held on Tuesday September 12th at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in East Peoria, the evening featured a "baseball" theme, and guests wore their favorite major league baseball team apparel or team colors. We honored our "All-Stars", the consumers, that have made extraordinary achievements this year and our "fans", community partners, that have supported us throughout the year. It was a "World Series Event!” See pictures from the event HERE!
CWTC RECEIVES CARF ACCREDITATION!
CWTC is proud to announce that it has been accredited by CARF International for a period of three years for its programs and services. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. CWTC achieved 100% conformance to CARF International standards, demonstrating to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit in May, its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
THANK YOU CENTRAL ILLINOIS BUSINESSES!
CWTC thanks our Central Illinois businesses for
giving adults with disabilities employment opportunities!

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Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. depends on the generosity of individuals in the community, like you, to help people in need. CWTC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
LOOKING TO HELP? WE HAVE A WISHLIST!
Periodically, we get asked if CWTC has a wishlist. Yes, we do! There are a list of items we use on a regular basis. Some we use at the main facility, while others may be used at one of our residential facilities throughout Central Illinois. You may be looking to donate a new item, or have a gently used item you would like to pass along. You can see the list by clicking here!
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!
Check out our 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!
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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

DATES to REMEMBER!

CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center
East Peoria, IL

CWTC Make A Scarecrow – Make a Difference!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

CWTC Parking Lot

3215 N University Street

Peoria, IL

 

2019 CWTC Super Trivia Challenge!
Friday, January 18, 2019
Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center
East Peoria, IL

Sponsorships and donations provide much-needed funding to CWTC’s events and offer wonderful branding opportunities for your business or organization. To donate or become a sponsor, contact Rick Stephenson here or at 309-686-3300.


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