UnCommon Award Recipient Bob Larde III

A number of Chicago Commons staff were recognized at our annual holiday party on December 7, where they received “Uncommon” Awards for their commitment to Excellence, Quality or Innovation at work. Bob Larde III earned the Uncommon award for his dedication and genuine compassion for the participants in our Adult Day Service (ADS). Bob volunteered his time during the ADS Christmas party, where he dressed up as Santa Claus and brought many to the dance floor as he DJ’d their favorite tunes. Bob also leads comedy hour and inspirational hour at ADS, and meets with the ADS Director monthly to provide ideas on trips and outings for the participants. Bob does all of this – beyond his official role as the ADS bus driver! As a driver, Bob goes out of his way to visit the participants on his route when they are in the hospital or a rehabilitation facility. This award expresses our many thanks to Bob for achieving excellence in his work and inspiring others to go above and beyond their job description. Bob is very deserving of special commendation for his unparalleled work.

Other recipients of the 2018 Uncommon Awards:
Amy Northrop | School Based EQI Education Coordinator
Annette Williams | Billing Coordinator
Bob Larde III | Driver
Christine Navarro | Assist Headstart/ Early Headstart Program Director
Ebony Westbrook | School Based EQI Education Coordinator
Emma Walsh | Development Coordinator
Esmeralda Arroyo | School Director
Gloria Fernandez | Family Worker
Kim Conthran | Director EQI
Lawanda Peterson | Teacher III
Lorena Constante | School Base Coordinator Compliance
Madeline Cortes | Payroll Manager
Mitchell Larkins | Health, Safety and Nutrition Coordinator
Ozie Robinson | Teacher II
Rosalind Flenoy | Teacher II
Verna Bailey | Lead Home Care Supervisor