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Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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The Mission of Northwest Compass is to enhance our community by providing emergency services, education, and empowerment which foster personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis.
Northwest Compass provides Career Coaching to members of the community that are unemployed, underemployed, or displaced. As a part of our program we held 9 Empower to Employ Workshops during the week of April 6!
The Empower to Employ Workshops were provided by 29 highly qualified professionals from Accenture who assisted over 20 community members in becoming job ready!
The workshops included: personality assessment, communication skills, teamwork skills, resume writing, interview skills ,and much more.
This new knowledge and preparation will provide these community members with a competitive edge in their job search!
On February 25, volunteers from Catamaran Rx assisted Northwest Compass with our Mobile Food Connection Program by packing over 150 nutritional food boxes for families in need! Catamaran Rx is a company that combines technology with a renowned client service model to provide powerful results. Their volunteer efforts provided families with not only financial benefits, but nutritional benefits as well, which indeed, is a powerful result!
We would like to thank: Anita Woods, Jamie Brennan, Erin Levin, Jessica McDaniel, Jeff Meyer, Meg Sanford, Rebecca Willmer, Brian Bertone, Jennifer Drayton, Shannon Kroon, Andrea McEneaney, Caitlin Sulak, Rick Zalewskie, & Linda Brady. Your dedication to volunteering is greatly appreciated by the community!
On March 7th, 2015, Northwest Compass welcomed 5 volunteers from Notre Dame Prep School. The volunteers worked with our Food Connection Program. The Food Connection Program provides emergency assistance and food to families in need. These students were able to learn about Northwest Compass' mission, the necessity of helping the community, and work towards their service hour goals. Notre Dame Prep School values service in the community and each student participates in over 90 hours of service. Together these students completed our food inventory for the Food Connection Program. With their help we are able to continue to provide emergency relief and nutritious meals to families.
We would like to thank Aidan Brennan, Michael Ghiloni, Riley McAndrew, Marc Rettino, and Domingo Such for volunteering at Northwest Compass!
On April 16, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago organized an off-site workshop for Northwest Compass’ clients at Nordstrom’s of Schaumburg for their Makeover Day!
Northwest Compass’ staff and clients were greeted with open arms by Douglas McCoy, Store Manager and numerous other professional employees for the special day. Not only did the clients have access to a make-up application and wardrobe stations with a personal stylist, but they also received help with resume review and building, and were taught about interviewing do’s and don’ts.
With the help of the Nordstrom employees, our clients are now better prepared for professional success! We would like to thank Nordstrom’s’ volunteers for their time, expertise, and donations. Both the volunteers and Northwest Compass' clients gained a valuable experience!
On May 9th, the letter carriers of Mount Prospect worked together with their residents to “Stamp out Hunger”!
Over 5,500 pounds were collected for Northwest Compass’ Food Connection Program! Not only has this Postal Food Drive assisted Northwest Compass in restocking its' shelves with non-perishable food items, but the donations will also serve the numerous families in the northwest suburbs who are struggling financially.
We would like to thank the Mount Prospect Post Office, those in the community that contributed generous amounts of food, and all the volunteers involved that made this event a HUGE success!
Iron Mountain is a company that wants to make a difference in the community through their "Moving Mountains" program. On May 19, employees Dominic Grimaudo, Carol Braband, Pat Matthews, and Brett Bonow volunteered their time for Northwest Compass' Mobile Food Connection Program. Due to their hard work and compassion for others over 200 families recieved food at Maine West High School in Des Plaines!