Jennifer Is Living Her Dream

May 29, 2012

Jennifer Cataldo has always dreamed of being an actress.  Now, thanks to the Elim Adult Services News project, her dream is being realized!
Every other month, Jennifer and several other adults put together a news broadcast.  Jennifer loves being on camera as she interviews other Elim adults, staff members, and community members.  These videos are recorded, edited, and set to music by other Elim adults and then broadcast throughout the Crestwood and Orland Park campuses.  The videos are also accessible by Elim parents and guardians, allowing them the opportunity to witness Elim adults' daily activities and community service projects.
Jennifer also works at the front desk of Elim's Orland Park Vocational Skills Center.  In a wheelchair, she greets visitors and answers the telephone.  A graduate of Elim Christian School, Jennifer is extremely hip and involved in current events.  She not only works on-camera through the news project but she also has learned valuable editing and computer skills. 
These news broadcasts are just one way that Elim's team lives out its mission.  Elim staff member Tony Rogers supervises this project and explains why it's so beneficial.  "Jennifer and her friends are so excited to be a part of this project.  My job at Elim is to help people reach their potential and grow in happiness.  If Jennifer's dream to become an actress can be realized through being a part of these videos, we're proud to have done our job.  Our goal is to equip Jennifer with the skills she needs to reach the potential God has given her!"

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