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What is LEAP?

A one hour individual or group training and education resource for Champaign County employers that is presented by DSC and Community Choices.  This program costs nothing as it is grant funded through the Champaign County Developmental Disabilities Board. Businesses receive reproducible materials to utilize for future staff training or reference and practical and hands-on tips from experts in the field, including other Champaign County employers. See our growing list of LEAP Certified Employers below! 


Certified LEAP Employers

McDonald's          Jupiter's at the Crossing          Walgreens - Philo Road          Walgreens - Green Street

Walgreens - Mahomet          Walgreens - University Avenue          Planet Fitness          LaPetite Academy

Stephens Family YMCA          Mahomet Chamber of Commerce          Best Buy          Big Grove Tavern

First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana          Strawberry Fields & World Harvest Café          CMI, Inc.

Miga Restaurant          Ten Thousand Villages          The Vineyard Church          Clark Lindsey Village

JPE, Inc.          County Market          Todd Jacob, State Farm Agent          Home Depot          Wagner Peyser Group

Parkland College          Peter Pan Too          Loving Paws          Schnuck's          Pepsi Bottling Co.          Volition

Rockwell Automation          CES Electric          Urbana Park District          See You CD & Vinyl          Old Navy

For the Love of Hair          Champaign Unit #4 Schools          Champaign Park District          KinderCare

Rantoul Chamber of Commerce          Village of Rantoul Human Resources          Goodwill Store Champaign

Champaign Outdoors & Rugged Outdoors          The Original Pancake House          Goodwill Store Savoy

Gordon Food Store          Orpheum Children's Museum          Bundle's of Joy Learning Center 

Unitarian Universalist Church Urbana-Champaign          Champaign County State's Attorney Office

Mahomet Public Library          Wagner Machine Company          OmniProsthetics          Surface 51

LEAP to New Levels! Schedule your LEAP Training today!

Contact Employment First/LEAP Coordinator, Leslie Olson (217) 356-9176 

-  Set the bar for other business leaders in our community  -

-  Raise the employment standards in Champaign County  -

-  Improve morale among existing staff  -

-  Learn more about becoming an inclusive employer  -

-  Increase your pool of hiring candidates  -

Our Impact

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