Friday, October 7, 2016

Good News Friday!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

To celebrate, today I’d like to highlight the accomplishments of a few of the individuals who accept supported employment services from Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source department. 

Miah truly adores her career. She works as a fashionista at Rags Consignment in Boulder. Miah’s favorite job is dressing up the mannequins to display the many fashion possibilities for customers visiting the shop. Working in fashion has always been a dream of Miah's, and we are so happy that she loves her work as an independent young woman!

Andy enjoys his work. He welcomes guests and collects tickets at the AMC Orchard 12 Theaters in Westminster, and spruces up the movie theaters after each show. Andy has always loved movies, and we are so thrilled that he loves his work in the entertainment industry!

Meredith enjoys her fast-paced career. She works as the lone dishwasher in the kitchen each week during the lunch rush at Brookdale in North Boulder. Meredith’s coworkers love her positive attitude and smile, and we couldn’t be more proud of her!

Alexis loves her career. She has worked at the Longmont Athletic Club as a gym attendant for more than three years. Alexis appreciates it when club members let her know how thankful they are for her hard work in keeping the gym equipment clean and organized. Her can-do attitude makes her a success both at work and in her training to race half-marathons.

Jenny is thrilled to have what she calls a “good job.” As a people-person, she loves helping customers at Safeway and the independence that comes with contributing to her community.

Ryan, Roy, and Wendy are a high performing team. Together they work to assemble “Can Bling” for Oskar Blues. Way to go, team!

Tom has been working independently at Albertson's in Louisville for a month! He is a courtesy clerk and his favorite task is bagging for customers. We couldn't be more proud of Tom's amazing work!

Of course, we couldn’t find job placements for these talented individuals if we didn’t have a business community dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please take some time to watch the short video below, which highlights many of our local CORE/Labor Source business partners. Please consider visiting and supporting the businesses mentioned above and in the video. They are doing so much to create a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Can’t see the video? Click here.

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