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Employee Spotlight…Otho Braziel

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Think about all of the things you saw today or any day. Think of the faces, the images, the colors, all of it. Imagine if you were never able to see those things or anything new again. Imagine if you were no longer a ble to perform the job you had held and enjoyed for the last 14 years. When you lose your vision and everything changes for you, where do you go from there?.

Youngstown Radio Reading Service Dedicates Studios to the Youngstown Lions Club

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The Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) — a private, non-profit station that serves the print and visually impaired — recently named their studios The Youngstown Lions Digital Recording Studio in recognition of the longtime support from Youngstown Lions Club. In 2016, the Youngstown Lions Club provided YRRS with a $5,000 donation to begin the digital transition process. A $6,500 donation in 2017 has recently allowed the YRRS to complete the transition from analog to.

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

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CARF International announced that Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has been accredited for a period of three years for its comprehensive vocational evaluation services programs. The latest accreditation is the 16th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization.

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries Receives $7,500 Chemical Bank Grant

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Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries recently received a $7,500 grant from Chemical Bank to support Goodwill’s sheltered employment program. Goodwill’s sheltered employment program currently provides employment to 46 individuals with disabilities who have the support of a program manager and the opportunity to attend classes at Goodwill. “Chemical Bank is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. With this donation, we know that Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries will provide individuals with disabilities meaningful.

Junior Group Auction a Success Under New Format

Despite changing the format of the event, The Junior Group of Goodwill Auction and Jewelry Sale was still a huge success. Over $45,000 was generated to help support Goodwill’s mission of providing job training and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. In the past, the Junior Group held a two-day event which consisted of a Friday evening gala and a Saturday antique and collectible auction. The group made the.