Our Operations Manager, Stacy Vandenburg, wrote the following about her experience with LADSE and the partnership with The Dinner Club: "In the fall of 2017, I embarked on a Vocational Training Partnership with LADSE (The LaGrange Area Department of Special Education). I was asked to train and to mentor Ella and to provide her with the skills she needed to be employable. We worked diligently at mastering skills that would allow her to graduate from the Transition Program at Lyons Township High School. This program is set up to promote the transition of students with disabilities from the classroom into meaningful careers and adult responsibilities.
Ella graduated in December and was offered a full time position with The Dinner Club. We are truly blessed to have her as a part of our team. In such a short amount of time The Dinner Club is better because of Ella! On a daily basis she shows exemplary work ethic, positivity, and organizational skills. We would like to congratulate and thank Ella on graduation and to a job well done!"