"Hello. My name is Regina Gadow, I've been a member of Grand Avenue Club since 2000. I first heard about GAC from my doctor who told me, 'At GAC they have a variety of opportunities to offer members. They are not about one thing.'
I came for a tour and immediately thought to myself that the building was beautiful. I loved the location because it was easy for me to get downtown on the bus. It was also so home-like, unlike a hospital or doctor’s office.
After taking the tour, I realized that there were many options available to get involved with GAC and to integrate back into work or school. I already knew I wanted to better myself and not give up on having dreams and goals.
I worked in all 3 units: Culinary; Retail & Business Management; and Membership, Education, & Employment. I also did 3 Transitional Employment positions: Foley & Lardner LLP. Outpost Natural Foods in Bayview, and the First Baptist Church of West Allis. At my TEs, I learned how to communicate more effectively and regained my confidence in my ability to work.
Now I am working at MOD Pizza in Shorewood. My general manager Heather is very helpful and accommodating and my co-workers are great people to work with. I continue to rely on good work advice from my GAC colleagues. On my days off, I still have a place to go---GAC!"
Do you like good pizza? On Thursday, November 18 you can enjoy great pizza while supporting GAC, a “community that works.”