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Upcoming events celebrate achievements of the ADA

By Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Lead Coordinator
 
We are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout 2015. We have a variety of events in the works, including a series of Brown Bag Lunch educational sessions. In this blog, I will give you...[read more]

| Thursday, 3/5/2015 - 2:33 PM | 0 comments

The Youth Leadership Program has expanded!

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Program Manager
 
As the Youth Leadership Specialist at IndependenceFirst for the past (almost) 10 years, it has long been my dream to grow the program.
 
Today, I’m thrilled to tell you that grow, we have!
 
We are now a Youth Leadership Program consisting of three individuals...[read more]

| Wednesday, 1/28/2015 - 2:00 PM | 0 comments

Housing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. imperiled

By Brian Peters, Housing Policy Advocate
 
Although I knew that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for civil rights, and that the Fair Housing Act was quickly passed shortly after his death, I did not realize how much Dr. King fought discriminatory housing policies. It was...[read more]

| Wednesday, 1/21/2015 - 1:55 PM | 1 comments

The lady doth protest

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Program Manager
 
When you work with teenagers, as I do, you tend to come up against a lot of resistance. Sometimes the young people I’m starting a class with are resistant to filling out paperwork; sometimes they’re even resistant to being in the class at all. But who can blame them, really?
 
After...[read more]

| Wednesday, 1/14/2015 - 12:48 PM | 0 comments

Working with our neighbors

By Kristin Stern, Employment Consultant
 
We know that in our personal lives great neighbors build healthy communities. This also holds true for our work lives. Many IndependenceFirst staff members have visited Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore on our lunch breaks or after work to check out the fabulous deals. The ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store that...[read more]

| Friday, 1/9/2015 - 2:33 PM | 0 comments
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