Archive for 2014

Serving with a purpose

MONROE, VA (June 23, 2014) — The power of giving and the art of service should never be underestimated. Both have a tremendous impact on the community and the lives of those serving. Staying true to this philosophy, the youth at Old Dominion Job Corps Center recently gained state-wide recognition for their dedication and hard…
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Best of the Best

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (June 19, 2014) – ResCare Direct Support Professionals continuously exemplify why they are the best in the country. Direct Support Professional Mary Ann Nall is a prime example and she was recently recognized by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services with the Award of Excellence in Direct Support Services….
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ResCare curbs unemployment through community partnerships

Fremont, NE (June 16, 2014) – The old saying that there is strength in numbers rings true for ResCare operations that partner with local like-minded organizations to find solutions for community issues. One such partnership in Fremont, NE, has ResCare working with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to find employment for…
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Providing Mother’s Day inspiration

HOMESTEAD, FL (June 9, 2014) – Getting an education can be a balancing act. Add children into the mix, and it can become overwhelming. For the young mothers who attend Homestead Job Corps Center, walking through the door every day means not only fulfilling a goal of creating a better life for themselves, but also…
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Georgia direct support professional receives prestigious award

VALDOSTA, GA (June 2, 2014) — Direct Support Professional Francine Johnson has dedicated 13 years to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Georgia. Recently, she was recognized by Georgia’s Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities (SPADD) as the 2014 Direct Support Champion. This award is presented to a Georgia direct support companion who…
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Blue Ridge Job Corps student selected for youth skills camp in China

MARION, VA (May 30, 2014) — Blue Ridge Job Corps Student Government Association (SGA) President Fiama Alcantara Manznares was recently selected to represent the United States on a trip to China as a part of the second Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Youth Skills Camp. Ms. Manznares was one of 120 Job Corps students nationwide to…
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ResCare HR manager named to Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities

PARSONS, KS (May 22, 2014) – Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” Whether it is through the quality of service provided on the job or through their own community service initiatives, ResCare employees are often found lending a helping hand to change the…
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DSP of the Year state winners head to sunny Miami

MIAMI, FL (May 21, 2014) – Every day, tens of thousands ResCare Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) dedicate their careers to providing the care and support the people we serve need to reach their highest level of independence. Eleven of these caring professionals from across the country were recently chosen as state winners during the annual…
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Love and Basketball

NEWTON, KS (May 21,2014) – March Madness was in full swing at this year’s Special Olympics Kansas Basketball and Cheerleading Championship. Over 1200 athletes and over 400 coaches from 39 local Special Olympics chapters competed for a state championship. The talent from across the state didn’t faze the Powercats though, as they advanced to the…
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Homestead Job Corps celebrates 50 years of excellence

HOMESTEAD, FL (May 19, 2014) – The youth of America are this nation’s future and Job Corps has spent the past 50 years improving their quality of life and teaching them technical skills to help them be  employable, resourceful and independent. Job Corps boasts many supporters and kicked off its 50-year celebration at the Homestead…
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