Poettker Construction and Community Link Partnership

May 09, 2024

Poettker Construction and Community Link Partnership

Breese, IL- Since 1972, Community Link has been an innovator in providing work, learning, and recreational opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Recently, the organization has made it a priority to give participants more choices to fulfill a meaningful day and engage with the community.

One initiative has been a new Community Partners program. Partners share Community Link’s vision to build a community where everyone is valued for their presence and contributions. Partnerships provide opportunities for local businesses to connect with Community Link participants year-round, beyond annual events.

Poettker Construction has been a valued supporter of Community Link for many years. The company has stepped up once again to become one of the first Community Partners with Community Link.

On April 29, Poettker Construction hosted a tour of their facilities and the Aviston Elementary job site for 7 Community Link participants. Poettker Construction Marketing Administrator, Hayley Palm, lead participants to walk the grounds, see equipment in action, and enjoy lunch before heading to the job site.

At Aviston Elementary, Poettker Construction Senior Project Manager, Ryan Fuhler, explained how they were setting steel for the roof and building the walls of additions that will provide new office space, classrooms, and a cafeteria for the school. Community Link participants enjoyed learning about the process and asking questions.

Community Link is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities through a person-centered approach that promotes self-directed living choices and community integration opportunities. The mission of Community Link is to offer opportunities for growth and independence for people with developmental disabilities. For more information visit commlink.org.