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School-Based Partnerships

All of the programs at UCP of Greater Cleveland rely on partnerships to run as smoothly and effectively as possible. Our Children’s Services Department has a multitude of partnerships: school-based, community-based, physicians and vendors; all of these relationships are invaluable. The one that will be highlighted in this week’s blog is school-based partnerships. UCP of […]

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UCP Partnerships – Project SEARCH at Cleveland Clinic

The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a one-year school-to-work program for students with disabilities who are in their last year of high school. This unique program is a partnership between a host business, school system and vocational rehabilitation agency that provides on-site internship experiences so that the students may acquire necessary skills for […]

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Sharita Taylor

Sharita Taylor is a UCP contract employee at PNC Bank Processing Center in Cleveland. She first started coming to UCP in October 2009, a few months after she graduated from Jane Adams Business Career Center. The focus of her education was business and medical tech clerical work. The first after-school job Sharita had helped her […]

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Advantages Of Hiring A Person With A Disability – Employer’s Perspective

This week’s blog was written by Annie Geiger, the Regional Human Resources Specialist for Central Ohio, Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Ohio Regions at Fifth Third Bank. She is also the site contact for the UCP Fifth Third job site and an active three-year member of the UCP Business Advisory Committee (BAC). “I thought (joining the […]

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Advantages Of Hiring A Person With A Disability – UCP Site Supervisor Perspective

This week’s blog post was written by Mary Ellen Rhein, the Supported Employment Site Supervisor at PNC Bank. Mary Ellen shares her perspective on working with people with disabilities, and what they contribute to the company. I began to work at UCP three and a half years ago at the Westlake Adult Day Service site. […]

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