Newsletter – Fall 2015

Download a full pdf version here.

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

It seems as though Summer wasn’t going to end this year, and all of a sudden the green leaves turned into a bounty of beautiful oranges, yellows and reds filling the Sacramento skyline and a chill filled the air. The long summer was an eventful one here at  INALLIANCE. We waged a long and hard fight with the Governor’s office, one filled with phone calls to legislators, rally’s and countless man hours of advocacy on behalf of our program participants, and all people with disabilities throughout the state. In the end, we just didn’t get the funding we wanted. Learn how you can advocate for yourself or on behalf of a loved one at http://www.inallianceinc.com/advocacy

For the second year, we participated in the United Way’s Day of Caring; it was a day for a volunteer project on our Sacramento campus. In just a four hours, our team set up a 16-barrel rain harvesting system. Water collected (once it starts raining again!) will be used to irrigate landscaping throughout the property. As summer came to an end, work began on our back building, which will create a new space for the Supported Living department, as well as additional meeting, kitchen, and restroom space.

INALLIANCE helps form the
Northern California Business Advisory Council
Integrating people with disabilities into our local workforce

INALLIANCE, along with the UC Davis MIND Institute, Futures Explored, and Progressive Employment have joined together to create the Northern California Business Advisory Council. The goal of the Council is to meet with like-minded professionals who are dedicated to providing guidance, advice and support for continuing high quality workforce development programs. Held quarterly, meetings will feature speakers from non-profit agencies, businesses who hire adults with disabilities, and government agency representatives.

Who should attend?
•Local businesses who are interested in hiring adults with disabilities
•Companies willing to share positive stories about hiring an adult with a disability
•Job coaches, supported employment, similar program representatives The next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th, location and time TBD. Contact Alonso Garcia at 381-1300 x 341, or follow us at www.facebook.com/inallianceinc for notifications.

Rain Barrel System Installation

Volunteers assembled and installed a 16-barrel rain harvesting system as our project during the United Way’s Day of Caring 2015.

rain barrels

 

Annual Report

View the 2014/2015 Annual Report here.

Giving Thanks

A huge Thank You to Setzer Forest Products Inc. and their foundation for providing us with 4 iPads in memory of one of our participants, Caraline Koewler. With the assistance of an iPad and Proloquo2Go (a symbol-supported communication app), our participants will be able to communicate much more easily. Thank you for your generosity!

 

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