Wise Webinar Series: Building Relationships to Strengthen Community

February 15, 2023

2022-23 Wise Webinar Series

Building Relationships to Strengthen Community

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Have you ever tried to start a conversation with someone and weren’t sure how to keep it going? Or have you been nervous to talk to a new business or job seeker? Building relationships to strengthen community is designed to give you tools to create engaging, forward moving conversations and build long term community relationships!

Learning Objectives:

  • Practical tool for beginning and continuing conversations 
  • Practical checklist for entering conversations and expectations
  • Overall confidence(new or renewed) in community based conversations with supported  employment as an end goal

Jesus Chuy Campuzano

 Jesus Chuy Campuzano was born and raised in Chicago Illinois where he still resides. Growing up in Chicago he went through the special education system. After graduating he never received services from the Illinois Council of Developmental Disabilities as he was unaware and uninterested in long term services. Chuy was ashamed and felt isolated with his disability. Fortunately, he joined Access Living, a Disability Rights Organization in 2008 where he met Curtis Harris. He began to learn about individuals with all types of disabilities and to accept them. This led to Chuy becoming a leader in the advocacy community.

Chuy is a member of the Going Home Coalition and chairs the leadership committee. As a member of the WOW team Chuy plans and co-hosts the meetings and created the WOW Facebook Group. Chuy is a regular presenter at the Speak Up Speak Out Summit. His project “Dis Life …An historical perspective of Lives that matter” has allowed him to conduct numerous interviews with individuals in the disability community. Chuy believes that getting to know individuals and their strengths will lead to better outcomes in life. Everyone should be treated with respect and dignity!

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