UCP Seguin Offers Many Opportunities
UCP Seguin provides adults with disabilities a full array of services which include professional job coaching, counseling, training in personal, social and vocational skills development.
In Children's Services, UCP Seguin delivers foster care and adoptive opportunities for children from birth upward to ensure their maximum growth and development in secure, stable and loving family environments.
UCP Seguin Promotes Personal Career Growth
UCP Seguin encourages and rewards the individual growth and development of its employees. If you have the initiative and ambition to advance your career at UCP Seguin, we'll provide the opportunities for you to climb that ladder, ranging from generous tuition reimbursement programs, extensive in-house training programs, internal job posting and recruitment, cross-training incentives, bonuses for goal achievements and much, much more. Successful UCP Seguin experience is sure to serve you well. Whether you plan to make your lifework with us or whether future external opportunities arise that attract you, the credentials you earn at UCP Seguin will be invaluable to your personal career growth in human services. If you want to be part of the dynamics charting new service waters, you should join the team!
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago is an innovative, visionary, longstanding nonprofit leader in disability services. UCP Seguin is guided by the firm belief that given proper supports and therapeutic interventions, individuals with even the most severe disabilities can thrive in community-based settings. UCP Seguin seeks to attract, develop and support personnel so they are equipped to meet the challenging work of successful integration of people with disabilities into mainstream society.
Contributing to building a base of qualified service providers, UCP Seguin is offering internship opportunities to students interested in gaining practical experience, mentoring, and classroom training. Credit-seeking students are welcome with the approval of the college or university they attend. UCP Seguin internships are offered in the following areas:
Building Bridges Program (See Adult Services for Program description)
SeguinCLIMB (See Adult Services for Program description)
Horticulture and Landscape
Additional Opportunities are available based on student interest
May include shadowing and consultation with professional counseling and behavior staff as well as other areas
Volunteers play a crucial role in making things happen at UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago. Without the support of our many generous volunteers, UCP Seguin's special events, evening & weekend activities and Special Olympics programs would not be possible.
Volunteers can be corporate groups, families, student organizations or individuals interested in helping adults and children with developmental disabilities and other special needs.
Volunteer projects include the following:
~ Yardwork and planting projects at one of UCP Seguin's 60+ homes
~ Helping with day program activities such as Horticulture Therapy, Fitness classes or craft projects
~ Serving on one of UCP Seguin's special event committees to help plan our annual Dare To Dream Gala or Golf Classic
~ Signing up your school to participate in UCP Seguin's Youth Leadership & Disability Awareness program
~ Working with UCP Seguin staff to provide participants with outside trips and activities - going to church services, visiting a library etc
~ Utilizing your skills and talents to provide a fun and meaningful activity for UCP Seguin participants - Hip Hop Dance Class, Arts & Crafts, Music Lessons etc
UCP Seguin is thankful for any and all donations that our friends give of their time, talents and treasures.
In addition to your donations, many employers will match their employees gifts to charities by various amounts, sometimes double or triple the initial donation amount. In most instances, these employers require that their employees complete a matching gift donation form and file it with your employer for the matching gift to be made. Therefore, please check with the Benefits department of your employer today to determine if they have a matching gift program for which you qualify and the requirements that need to be met for your donation to qualify.
Charitable Gift Planning
As part of your charitable gift planning, we are happy to discuss a variety of means you could use to give to UCP Seguin. There are many possibilities including: Appreciated Securities, Bequests, Business Interests, Cash, Charitable Annuities--Immediate, Deferred, Flexible, etc., Life Insurance--Lifetime Gifts and Estate Distributions, Pooled Income Funds, Real Estate, Retirement Plans--Lifetime Gifts and Estate Distributions, and Tangible Personal Property. If you wish to discuss these possibilities further or would like a reference guide that we have that will assist you in your planning, please contact Dawneen Suriano at 708.222.4251 or email
It is extremely important that you consult with your financial planner or accountant before making a decision as you contemplate your charitable gift planning; therefore UCP Seguin encourages you to read any materials we give to and talk with your family and financial counsel at length about your desires and how best to accomplish those desires by the best possible means while maintaining your financial security for yourself and your family.
Children's Foster Care Needs
Roll Away chalkboard for homework night
Art Supplies: Paint Brushes of various sizes, paint, sponges, chalk, paper, & chalk boards
Floor Spotlight for Annual Fashion Show
Stretched Canvas (All sizes)
Water Color Paper, Paints, and Brushes
Wii Video Game Player wtih games for children
Childrens board and card games including Connect Four and Uno
Volleyball and net
Gift Certificates for Independent Living Resources to purchase life skills books to be sent to foster children on their birthdays
Adult Services Needs
Men's or Women's new, or gently used, shirts or pants
24 Floor Easels for Art Classes
Prom Type Dresses (All Sizes)
Men's Suits For Prom (All Sizes)
Stainless Steel Pots, 5 Quart or larger
Stainless Steel Pans
Plain White Cotton Bar Towels
Plain White Cotton Aprons and Baseball Caps
Wilton Cake Decorating Tools
Various Sized Sweatpants
Heavy Duty Blender
Heavy Duty Food Processor
Six White Rectangular Tableclothes, Approximately 60" by 100" for table 3' by 6'
White Mountain 6 Qt Electric Ice Cream Maker
For Betty Scheck Senior Center: Automatic Recliner
For Betty Scheck Senior Center: lava lamp
For Betty Scheck Senior Center: plain craft boxes or decorative shoe boxes
For Betty Scheck Senior Center: Scrapbooks and scrapbook materials
For Betty Scheck Senior Center: Table Top Microwave with Convection Oven