Employer Spotlight: Fresh Market

In only 9 months, Scott almost doubled his work hours at his job at Fresh Market in Wilmette. Most recently, he added another whole shift. With a big smile, Scott told us,

"I work three days a week," and you could feel his sense of accomplishment when he said, "I love my job, and I work hard. Everyone is so great."

Part of Scott's responsibilities is to ensure the nut butters are always in stock. It is a great need of Fresh Market because the Wilmette location is the top seller of nut butters nationwide. Scott also bags and is a respected co-worker.

"Scott is great. He always comes in on time with a good attitude, is very polite, and does a great job on his work." Carlos Cisneros, Fresh Market Store Manager

Art, Music & Heart:

A Great Virtual Workshop

This spring, TotalLink offered a new virtual art workshop program. Art, Music, & Heart, focused on the connection between music, art, and the feelings associated with each. Artists had the opportunity to work with local professional artist, Alex Bortell, who is a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Artists took a deep dive to discover how music makes them feel certain emotions and visualize certain colors that could then be used to create a painting. This encouraged the artists to spend some extra time planning out their artwork and making each artistic choice a thoughtful one. Each artist stepped out of their comfort zones and embraced a new way of thinking about how to make art and how to represent music and emotion to create beautiful and unique pieces of art.

“It was so much fun to share our favorite music with one another, express our feelings in a welcoming space, and help one another translate our emotions into a visual medium,” Alex Bortell, Facilitator, Art, Music & Heart.

Meet Amara: TotalLink's Artist of the Month

Sarah's Karaoke Meetup

Madame ZuZu's hosts a monthly Karaoke. This event is for the community, including you. Our participants love it, and we know you will too. Hope to see you there.

Madame ZuZu's

Karaoke Night

Dates: Thursdays

May 18

June 15

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm


Madame ZuZu’s Cafe

1876 1st St.

Highland Park, IL

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Thank you to our

Community Partners and Volunteers!

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Thank you to all the volunteers who support TotalLink and our programs.

Thank you to the Northbrook Civic Foundation for their grant support and being a TotalLink inclusion partner.

Thank you to the Northbrook Woman's Foundation for their grant supporting TotalLink's Pop-Up Shops and Make Days! We look forward to seeing everyone in the community again this summer!

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