Spring has sprung which brings about rejuvination and new opportunities, specifically for our individuals, our staff, our programs and EP!C as a whole. Our new Certificate Program provides 12 weeks of focused education and experience in the career fields of Technology, Culinary Arts, Horticulture and Employment Skills for Individuals with Autism. During the first session we had 25 participants, and in the current session we have 41 participants. With more individuals getting certified in their desired career field, we are working to get more individuals placed in job opportunities throughout our region.
Over 80 individuals work hard to plan, plant, cultivate and harvest fresh local produce in our EP!C Harvest greenhouse and garden. Look for us at the farmers markets, sign up for a CSA pick up, or stop by our Townline facility for the best produce in town. Our Bon Appetit fundraiser was once again a huge success! This year’s theme was a Fiesta and we hosted MasterChef Season 6 Winner, MasterChef Latino Judge, Restaurateur, Author and Celebrity Chef Claudia Sandoval. With the ever generous support of our sponsors, donors and event attendees we were able to increase support for EP!C by 26% over last year’s event. As we look to what the rest of our fiscal year holds, we are excited for all of the EP!C growth that is ahead of us.
EP!C is now offering certificate training in a career of your choice.
TECHNOLOGY | HORTICULTURE | CULINARY ARTS
Registration Deadline: MAY 29th | Classes Start: JUNE 4th
Registration forms for each class can be picked up at our Townline location or found at EPICci.org/programs
For more information contact Savannah Landis, Curriculum Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org, 309-689-3672
Kris Fager was named our Employee of the Month for March 2018.
Her nominator said, “Kris takes time and has so much patience with individuals and she volunteers for activities. She offers help and always goes above to the next level.”
Guy Eskew is our Employee of the Month for April 2018.
Guy is one of our Direct Service Professionals at our Rue Vue De Lac facility. One nominator said, “Not only does he care for the individuals as his job requires, but he is their friend also. They look to him for guidance in their everyday life and know that he is there for them.”
Metro Centre Annual Plant Sale
Metro Centre / 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 4700 N. University Street, Peoria, IL 61614
EP!C’s Mother’s Day Plant Sale
EP!C / 9:00 am – Noon
1913 W. Townline Road, Peoria, IL 61615
GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIETY MAIFEST
The Lindenhof / 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
Peoria’s Riverfront Market Opening Day
Peoria Riverfront / 8:00 am – Noon
200 Block of Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Our EP!C Volunteer of the Month for March 2018 was Eurest Dining! They are a great advocate for EP!C, always willing to jump in and help out when needed. From deep cleaning our commercial kitchen to providing frosting during our EP!C holiday party, we are thankful for their generosity and hard work. Thank you for all you do for our individuals.
For more information on volunteer opportunities please contact Carmen
McCarthy at 309-689-3606 or email@example.com.
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