Help me raise $40 from 40 friends to support UCP of Greater Cleveland, a nonprofit in our community serving children and adults with disabilities.
Together, we can help create more stories like Renee and Tyler's. Renee and Tyler are both high school students who have a disability. Last year they spent the entire year at Westfield Insurance in a program called Project SEARCH. This amazing transition program supports young adults with disabilities in learning the hard and soft skills to find and retain a competitive job in the community. UCP's OakLeaf Partners provides job skills trainers and job placement specialists that work with the students through three 10-week internships and at the end of the program, assist them with finding a job in the community based on their job skills and interests. The program is based on the philosophy that adults with a disability want to work and are capable of providing a meaningful service to their employers. The attached video highlighting the Project SEARCH site at Westfield Insurance demonstrates the profound impact this program has not only on the students who participate, but the companies where they work. In addition to Westfield Insurance, UCP's OakLeaf Partners participates in Project SEARCH sites at UH Parma Medical Center, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain County Community College, Lakeland Community College and the Cleveland Clinic main campus.
As a member of the UCP Board of Directors I know that this agency does great work. Please support my efforts to raise money for this outstanding organization. I am asking forty people to donate $40—that’s $1,600! Funds will support the programming for children and adults provided by the agency, including Project SEARCH. UCP of Greater Cleveland serves more than 1,000 people with all different kinds of disabilities, both children and adults. To find out more about the organization please visit: www.ucpcleveland.org.