Opportunity & inclusion

We serve persons with disabilities through work and training that help individuals grow and thrive professionally while also making deep contributions to our firm and the community.

20K

Individuals with developmental disabilities waiting for admission to adult programs*

30

Years since the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibited discrimination based on disibility

75

Percent of graduates from our Job Training Program who have secured and maintained employment*

Spotlight

Mesirow has a longstanding partnership with Anixter Center, an organization that has served hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and behavioral health needs in the Chicago area since 1919.

We partner with Anixter to deliver two programs: the Mesirow Opportunity & Inclusion Program,  which provides full-time employment tailored to individual interests and abilities, and our 10-week Job Training Program geared towards successful future employment. Both enable participants to gain important career, technical and soft skills. 

“The partnership between Anixter and Mesirow is unique...

They came to us, asking how we could help them hire people with disabilities to be part of the Mesirow community.”

Rebecca Clark, Anixter Center President and CEO

Values in action

Autism Speaks

Group of people standing in office

Board member Gene Bensinger drives change, from local fundraising to passage of the 2014 ABLE Act.

Anixter Center Gala

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Leaders from Mesirow served as chairs for Anixter's 8th annual Benefit for Ability.

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*Data are as of 9.30.20