Well, it is official! The groundhog did not see his shadow and we are shifting into an early spring. At Opp, Inc. we are looking forward to the warmer weather as it means an increase in the number of free outdoor activities for the people we support to engage in. It also means an increase…

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Did you know that your chances of landing a job increases when you have a personal connection already in the company? We are all part of different communities with connections to businesses who have needs. Our Opportunities, Inc. community is comprised of eager, ready and qualified candidates to meet those needs! This is an ongoing…

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With the promise of spring in the air (at long last), I am thinking about Opp, Inc.’s growth and the fruit we plan to see from the investments we have made over the past year. One of those investments is staff training. Several of our staff have been trained in the customized employment process. This…

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In October, the Prince George’s County Provider Council hosted its fourth annual employment awards breakfast. The event is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of individuals with disabilities, their support staff and the area businesses that have provided meaningful employment opportunities to our participants. The audience was touched as individuals shared their stories of overcoming…

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We have had a busy summer here at Opportunities, Inc. We are continuing our focus on customized employment and identifying creative ways to help our participants become competitively employed. Four of our customized employment participants were offered competitive jobs this month! We are very excited for their offers and look forward to supporting them as…

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This quarter, Opportunities, Inc. is increasing its focus on staff training. As a recipient of the Transforming and Improving Practices through Customized Technical Assistance (TIP) grant, Opportunities, Inc. is receiving technical assistance from Corey Smith, a senior Griffin-Hammis consultant with expertise in customized employment services and organizational transformation. Corey is working with Opportunities, Inc. to…

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This quarter, we are deepening our commitment to serve our participants and help them to become as independent as possible. In addition to the participant-focused efforts you will find in this newsletter, Opportunities, Inc. is working with its staff to develop person-centered principles, methodologies and core values that will help guide the delivery of services.…

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As the summer season moved into full swing, Opportunities, Inc. also picked up momentum in its efforts to develop new employment and learning opportunities for Opportunities, Inc. participants. Several participants went on job interviews this past quarter and 3 achieved employment. We have added several new volunteer placements, many of them representing potential opportunities for…

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