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Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Career Services Summer Series

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:02am

Join The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living in workshops that are designed to help you find employment NOW! Each workshop will be presented by Elise Hall, a Human Resource professional and a member of the Ann Arbor CIL Career Services Team.

Preparing for Your Job Search
May 19, 2017
Get a list of the top 10 places to look for employment. Know who you are and where the best fit is for you. Learn what employers are really looking for. Get the inside scoop from a hiring professional!

Job Applications and Resumes
June 22, 2017
Create a wining resume. Create a cover letter that sings “Hire me!” Learn about job applications and why filling them out matters.

Effective Interviewing
July 13, 2017
Craft the perfect interview answers. Learn the secret to a 15 second elevator pitch designed to WOW them. Hear effective techniques that help you stand out from the competition.

For more information, questions or to request accommodations, email

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Fitness at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 9:47am

Are you trying to meet your fitness goals? The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living can help! They have free open gym hours Monday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm which includes access to an outdoor basketball hoop!

On Thursdays, May 4 through June 29th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm there will be a free Strength and Conditioning Class. Participants will learn about exercise equipment and make progress towards fitness goals in a guided session. Registration is required.

There will be a Seated Aerobics Class from May 8th to June 28th on Mondays from 10 to 11am and Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm (no class on May 17th). Don’t be fooled: This workout firms and burns much more than you’d think! It will raise your heart rate and help you burn calories, loosen up stiff joints, and increase your strength, power, flexibility and ability to perform everyday tasks. Registration is required.

They are also offering free One-on-One Fitness Consultation Sessions! During a scheduled consultation, participants will discuss fitness concerns and learn how to best approach their fitness journey.

To register or schedule a consultation email

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Water Treatment Plant Open House

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:53am


Go see how the water flows to your tap on Saturday May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the [|City of Ann Arbor's Water Treatment Plant]. There will be activities, tours, refreshments and more. All you need to bring is your curiosity! Contact the Water Treatment Plant at (734) 794-6426 if you have any questions, or if you can't make it, [|schedule a group tour].

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Volunteer Opportunities for Teens and Adults at AADL!

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:56pm

The Ann Arbor District Library now offers volunteer opportunities for teens and adults! Previous only available to teens during the summer, the volunteer program has expanded and is now available year-round to anyone 14 years old or older. Volunteer opportunities include assisting at various Library programs and helping behind the scenes with program preparations.

If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out an application form. Adults 18 years old and older will have a background check. Once applications are submitted and reviewed volunteers will receive instructions for how to register for a one-hour orientation. After volunteers attend orientation they will be able to browse and sign up for volunteer shifts online.

We will have heaps of volunteer opportunities throughout the summer, so if you're interested in serving with AADL sign up today!

If you have any questions, please direct them to the Volunteer Coordinator at

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Call for Entries from Gifts of Art

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:20pm


[|Gifts of Art] at the University of Michigan Health System is currently accepting proposals for the 2017/18 exhibition year!

As one of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the [|University of Michigan Health System]. Nine galleries display over 50 exhibits a year. They include 2-D and 3-D spaces that are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day. The galleries are some of the most widely visited indoor, non-museum exhibit spaces in the state.

Gifts of Art is seeking both solo exhibits by individual artists and group exhibits by arts organizations. Submissions may be entered [|here]. The submission deadline is May 15, 2017.


Enough artwork to fill an entire gallery
A description of the exhibit
A minimum of 15 quality JPEG images for solo artists
A minimum of 24 quality JPEG images for group shows
No application fee

Questions? Call (734) 936-ARTS (2787) or email

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Youth in Transition to Adulthood

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 2:38pm

If you or someone you know has a youth (ages 14-26) with either chronic, long-term illness and/or developmental disabilities, you may be interested in this support group.

Thursday, April 13th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor

This particular group of youth who are transitioning to adulthood face many extra challenges in the realms of education, employment, medical coverage and life skills. This month's theme is Employment and Summer Job Hunting Skills! Staff will be on-hand to cover topics such as: where to look for employment, how to fill out an application, interviewing, how to dress for success, work etiquette, disability rights on the job, and more! AADL has many online resources that can be found in our Job Search Toolkit.

Please send your RSVP to Cynthia Barcome at or call 734.544.6874

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Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Spring Job Fair

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:57am


The [|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] is hosting a [|Spring Job Fair] on Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 10am-2pm. Several companies will be present and looking to fill a variety of positions. Come meet, apply and [|interview]! For more information, or for accommodation requests, please e-mail or call (734) 971-0277.

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Preschool Registration through the WISD

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 2:01pm

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open for all preschool programs at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District! Children who attend a high quality program in the year or two before kindergarten are better prepared for school academically, socially, and emotionally.

Be sure to visit the JUMP page for a full schedule of baby playgroups and preschool story times and kid friendly events all year long! These AADL programs are always free and open to anyone.

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Power Outage Warming Centers

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 2:58pm

[img_assist|nid=357110|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=75]Given the number of residents without power and lows reaching -1* with windchill on Friday, three warming centers will open in Washtenaw County.

The Red Cross will have two overnight centers:

· [|Washtenaw International High School:] 510 Emerick St. in Ypsilanti

· [|Bates Elementary School:] 2704 Baker Road in Dexter

Lincoln Consolidated Schools will open a daytime and overnight warming center:

· Lincoln High School, 7425 Willis Road in Augusta Township

The school is offering bathroom facilities, running water and shower facilities, and meals to residents in need. Aramark is serving a free meal at 6 p.m. Friday. Showers are available at 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. People must bring their own towels and toiletries. Anyone wishing to sleep at the high school must be there by 10:30 p.m. and leave by 9 a.m. Saturday. The Red Cross is providing cots and blankets. Additional site guidelines for Lincoln are listed here at the [|schools website.]

To learn more about local emergency shelters, contact the [|Red Cross.]

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Crisis Text Line

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 1:21pm


Need someplace to turn during a crisis? Looking for some support during a difficult time? Now you can contact the [|Crisis Text Line] by texting 741741. You'll be greeted by an automated message and then connected with a crisis counselor who will help you sort through the situation. The service is free but messaging rates apply if you do not have service though Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile. Interested in learning more about how the Crisis Text Line works? Take a look at the [|TED talk by Founder and CEO Nancy Lublin].