Champlain Community Services (CCS) just celebrated 50 years of "providing essential supports to people with intellectual disabilities and autism, building a community where everyone participates and belongs." A true grassroots initiative, CCS was established by the family members of people with intellectual disabilities at a time when few such organizations existed. Building on the foundation laid by those founding families, CCS has continued to be a nationally recognized leader in its field. In year 51, we've set an ambitious goal: to raise $51,000 to fuel our commitment to continued innovation and leadership as we launch our second half-century of service. We pledge to continue to provide the best supports for our clients while building a diverse, inclusive and just community. A key recipient of funds raised will be our innovative Way2Work supported employment program, a unique continuum of employment and career development initiatives that includes pre-vocational experiences for high school students, School2Work transitions from high school to the world of work, and internationally recognized employment adult employment and self-employment supports. All focused on sustainable careers in the competitive economy. Everybody participates. Everybody belongs. Help us make it happen!