Tag Archives: Community Employment


In 2006, Christian began working with UCP and was placed at what was then National City Bank’s Operations Center Support Employment site (it has since become PNC). Looking to become more independent in all facets of his life, Christian challenged himself to improve his work skills and requested more demanding work assignments. When given the […]

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Christine has been working in the scanning department at Forest City Enterprises since February of 2015.  She grew up in Middleburg Heights and still resides there today.  Christine studied at Kent State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Services in 2002.  To this day, Christine regards this as one of […]

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Viviana Hernandez – Boots Fisher Memorial Award Winner 2015

Every year, UCP of Greater Cleveland honors one client from each department 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 former member of the […]

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Organizational Employment Training & Transition to Community Employment

UCP of Greater Cleveland is in the process of developing a curriculum for our Organizational Employment** (OE) clients that will help them identify a path to employment. Right now UCP’s main focus is giving our staff the tools they will need to help the clients make the appropriate transition. Once the staff are trained, they […]

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In the Spotlight – PNC Bank

Last year, 163 individuals participated in UCP of Greater Cleveland’s Community Employment Program developing work skills at either supported or independent work sites throughout Northeast Ohio. As the State of Ohio begins to prioritize community-based employment opportunities for adults with disabilities through the Employment First Initiative, UCP’s partnerships with businesses become increasingly important. An employer’s […]

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