Community work services boston
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Wayne, Richard & Hurwitz LLP recently represented Community Work Services (CWS), a Boston-based non-profit, in its merger with Fedcap, a larger non-profit based in New York. Community Work Services in Boston will continue their 136-year tradition of assisting people in changing their lives through work.
The CWS Board of Directors approved the merger, which brings to a close a five-year sustainability plan that included collaboration with other national and local non-profits. The decision to join forces with Fedcap was focused on a common goal to provide resources that allow people with disabilities to achieve greater self-sufficiency.
Under its current management team, CWS will continue to work independently, and CWS will become the New England center for Fedcap operations. Serena M. Powell will serve as CWS’s Executive Director while still serving as Fedcap’s Senior Vice President of New England.
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The charity grew to serve people with disabilities over time. Simon Olshansky joined the team in the 1960s to introduce his “Theory of Normalization,” which assisted people with disabilities in planning for and then finding full-time work. Shirley Johnson managed a growing Production and Mail Fulfillment Services for area companies such as Raytheon, Mass Mutual, Harvard University, and Oxfam America as CWI expanded into manufacturing. The Commercial Production Division employed 60 to 80 paying trainees on a regular basis, with many of them being put in permanent roles by their Job Counselors.
Community Work Programs is driven by the idea that all people have worth, and that allowing people with disabilities to engage fully in all facets of community life results in a more diverse, caring, and healthier community for all. With this as a basis, the organization collaborates with employers to create a significant difference in the lives of the people we serve by assisting them in finding and maintaining personally meaningful community employment.
Work is a privilege as well as a liability. All, regardless of disability, should be able to feel the sense of belonging that comes from giving back to their society. Work should promote and facilitate the participation and acceptance of the people we serve as respected members of the society through the services we provide. Everyone, regardless of disability, deserves equal access to all opportunities for success. We are steadfast in our determination to collaborate with employers, coworkers, friends, and others in the community to build a specific support network for each person that is:
These business leaders in the community support Operation ABLE’s goal of offering work opportunities to job seekers who engage in our training programs and employment services.
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