All Kinds of News for January 12, 2022
EDGE Learning & Wellness, a Chicago-based transitional living community for young adult students attending college, vocational programs, certificate programs, and other post-secondary solutions, expanded its team by welcoming Erin Greiss as Admissions & Operations Manager and Max McKune as a Therapeutic Life Coach.
Greiss, who joined the EDGE team in November, brings 16 years of behavioral health experience to the program. In her role as Admissions & Operations Manager, Greiss consults with potential families, facilitates the admissions process, and analyzes daily operations to ensure the EDGE program addresses each current student’s goals. When asked what she was looking forward to the most at EDGE, Greiss said she was “excited to be part of such a fantastic team who is dedicated to enhancing the lives of young adults” and that she wants to “connect students and families to what EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community has to offer.” In her free time, Greiss enjoys being outdoors, running, and traveling.
McKune, who joined the EDGE team in September, said he’s glad to work in a program with a “person-centered approach,” referring to how EDGE’s curriculum and programming changes to accommodate each student’s independence-levels and goals. With a background in both psychology and theater, McKune also hopes to weave the arts and storytelling into EDGE’s therapeutic activities. McKune has already helped the program expand its Lived Experience Group, where students use reading and cultural competence to gain insight and talk openly about how their own identities affect how they view and experience the world. McKune is continuing his professional development by pursuing an MSW at Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois Chicago.
The team at EDGE is thrilled to welcome McKune and Greiss aboard and are looking forward to integrating their skills and expertise into programming that supports EDGE Learning and Wellness students and helps them lead more healthy, independent lives.
About EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community
EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community is an accredited transitional living program located in Chicago, IL. EDGE offers therapeutically supported residential and non-residential options for post-treatment young adults. The participants, ages 18 -24, are striving to excel academically while creating a life of balance, joy, and wellness.