Category Archives: Spotlight Archives

Archived postings from the Homepage Spotlight highlighting exceptional stories from clients, employees, families, volunteers and other stakeholders.

Team Ethan

This week, UCP of Greater Cleveland is featuring a blog written by the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board about Team Ethan. They have been covering the story for months and will also be there on race day to take video of this amazing team. This blog is shared from http://summitddblog.com/2014/07/02/kids-form-push-chair-team-to-take-on-cleveland-triathlon-summit-dd-developmental-disabilities. In just a few short […]

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Inspired to Volunteer!

This week UCP of Greater Cleveland is happy to welcome long-time Team UCP volunteer Jeanette Shlepr as our guest blog contributor. We are so lucky to have dedicated volunteers like Jeanette assist year after year at the Cleveland Triathlon. Read on to hear why she is Inspired to Volunteer! My niece works for UCP of […]

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2014 Boots Fisher Memorial Award Winners

Every year at the Annual Meeting, UCP of Greater Cleveland honors one client from each program who has made significant gains in community integration during the past year. These accolades, called the Boots Fisher Memorial Awards, are named after Elaine “Boots” Fisher, who is an instrumental member of the UCP of Greater Cleveland story and […]

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In the Spotlight – Beth Eaton

Beth Eaton has been active in nonprofit organizations at the Board of Directors level for over fifteen years, both in Albany, NY and again after moving to Northeast Ohio with her family in 2003. “While every individual and family has challenges, I feel fortunate in many ways,” said Eaton. “I believe strongly in giving back […]

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In the Spotlight – Disability Awareness Training Program

“Is it rude for me to say ‘see you later’ to someone with a visual impairment?” “Should I hold the door for someone who is in a wheelchair or using a walker? I don’t want to offend them by assuming they can’t do it themselves.” “What if I don’t understand someone when they speak to […]

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