Core and primary partners

Core partners

PRIDE is grateful to have core partners working alongside our team to help us establish our place in the community and develop employment pathways for refugees with disabilities.

Asian Human ServicesAssistive Technology UnitDepartment of Rehabilitation Services
Since 1978, when Asian Human Services began helping South East Asian refugees, the organization has had one purpose: to positively transform the lives of Chicago’s immigrants, refugees and members of other underserved communities.Assistive technologies are devices and strategies that allow individuals to maximize their independence. These include computers, augmentative communication tools, lightweight manual wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs with specialized controllers.The Division of Rehabilitation Services is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education and independent living.
Heartland Human Care ServicesMayor’s Office for People with DisabilitiesSocial Security Administration
Heartland Human Care Services supports people as they build on their strengths. Heartland covers basic needs for today, like housing and health care, while providing job and financial training for tomorrow. The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities promotes total access, full participation and equal opportunity for people with disabilities of all ages in all aspects of life. The U.S. Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability and survivors’ benefits.

Primary partners

PRIDE would not be successful without our primary partners, which include community nonprofit organizations and public service agencies. They work closely with our core team to develop employment pathways for refugees with disabilities.

America’s SBDCAccess LivingAccion
America’s SBDC is a nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the U.S. and its territories.Established in 1980, Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives.Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives.
Business and Career Services Inc.Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with DisabilitiesGreat Lakes ADA Center
The workNet Center Arlington Heights provides 24/7 resources, tools and connections for job seekers and businesses. Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities (CEED) is an interdisciplinary effort to help and support people with disabilities pursue entrepreneurship as a pathway to employment.The Great Lakes ADA Center’s mission is to increase awareness and knowledge with the ultimate goal of achieving voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Illinois Bureau of Immigrant and Refugee ServicesMedill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing CommunicationRefugee One
The Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services funds, manages and monitors contracts to help newly arriving refugees achieve self-sufficiency. The bureau provides outreach and interpretation services to low-income and limited English-proficient individuals requiring supportive services.Medill, a leader in education since 1921, offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today’s digital world.RefugeeOne is a refugee resettlement agency that provides a full range of services to refugees resettled in the Chicago area. Its primary focus is to assist the refugee in becoming an independent, self-supporting member of the new community as soon as possible.
Rogers Park Chamber of CommerceHarry S Truman College
The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce guides businesses, service organizations, institutions and individuals in establishing new businesses and promotes existing businesses in the Rogers Park community. Harry S Truman is one of the city colleges in Chicago. Since 1976, Truman College has been a vibrant and vital part of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, delivering high-quality, innovative, affordable and accessible educational opportunities and services to all.