AIM-CIL is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at this time. To get in touch, please contact us at:

(630) 469-2300
[email protected]
https://aim-cil.org/contact/  

ACHIEVING INDEPENDENCE AND MOBILITY

We empower persons with disabilities to effectively control and direct their lives. The Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living provides leadership through training, community development and advocacy to enable persons with disabilities to fully participate in family, social and community life.

New! – Educational Scholarship Program ***For Illinois residents in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall Counties Only***

This program was developed to assist persons with disabilities in the DuPage, Kane and Kendall County Service area to enhance their educational goals in either Post-Secondary education or Vocational/Trade school with tuition, books or fees. Each year a total of 4 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying individuals. There will be two awards for fall enrollment and two for spring enrollment.

Criteria
• Consumer must reside in AIM-CIL Service Area
• Educational Scholarship Program Pays up to $1000.00 per student for college or trade school registration/application/lab fees, books and/or class tuition (Payment is made directly to the school; No Payments will be made to an individual to pay for or to be reimbursed).
• Pursuing an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university or enrolled on a recognized vocational/trade school.
• Have a documented disability
• Only one scholarship per person, per household.
• Not be related to any of the AIM-CIL Employees or Board of Directors to avoid conflict of interest.

To be considered the potential candidate will be required to submit a one-page essay on Independent Living and their educational goals for the future. Candidates must submit their essays no late than November 15th each year for spring semester and no later than June 15th for fall semester. Essays are to be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] or via mail to the AIM CIL office no later than the dates above.

 

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What is Lead On?

Lead On is a leadership program sponsored by the Ford Foundation where up to 20 youth with disabilities 15-30 years old enroll in a 4-week zoom discussion camp.

In the 4 weeks, participants will learn and talk about important topics regarding disability, advocacy, and being a leader. The topics will be discussed by other youth with disabilities. There will also be mentor/mentee opportunities, so youth can learn from multiple people and form stronger bonds.

If you need help with this application or have any questions, please reach out to APRIL Coordinator Of Youth Services, Harm Tarrant (he/him) [email protected]

When will Lead On be Held?

Zoom Calls will be August 5 to the 26th every Monday from 7pm EST to 8:30pm EST.
Monday, August 5, 2024
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Monday, August 19, 2024
Monday, August 26, 2024

Please Visit form.jotform.com/aprilinfo/2024LeadOn to apply online!😀
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What is Lead On?

Lead On is a leadership program sponsored by the Ford Foundation where up to 20 youth with disabilities 15-30 years old enroll in a 4-week zoom discussion camp.

In the 4 weeks, participants will learn and talk about important topics regarding disability, advocacy, and being a leader. The topics will be discussed by other youth with disabilities. There will also be mentor/mentee opportunities, so youth can learn from multiple people and form stronger bonds.

If you need help with this application or have any questions, please reach out to APRIL Coordinator Of Youth Services, Harm Tarrant (he/him) htarrant@april-rural.org

When will Lead On be Held?

Zoom Calls will be August 5 to the 26th every Monday from 7pm EST to 8:30pm EST. 
Monday, August 5, 2024
Monday, August 12, 2024
Monday, August 19, 2024
Monday, August 26, 2024

Please Visit https://form.jotform.com/aprilinfo/2024LeadOn to apply online!😀

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