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Acclimating to life after service can be a difficult adjustment for many military veterans.  Returning to routines combined with feelings of having to start anew is understandably challenging.  Many veterans are also dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) upon their return home. PTSD is defined as a mental health disorder that is developed due […]

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Latavia is a hard-working woman who had a desire to contribute to her household income and create a better living situation for her mother, her brother, and herself. She came to employU during her junior year of high school and worked four different on-the-job trainings (OJTs). Latavia told her job coach that she would like […]

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The word “disability” covers a wide variety of medical diagnoses.  Historically, people with disabilities have had to fight for the right to accommodations and to be heard in general.  “People with disabilities have historically been marginalized, hidden, ignored, pitied, stereotyped, and cast aside.  Instead of looking at the person in a holistic way, the person’s […]

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employU made the Best NonProfits to Work For list for the second year in a row! This awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the nonprofit industry.  The two-part survey process consists of evaluating each organization’s workplace practices, policies, systems, demographics, and philosophy. With an emphasis on employee experience, […]

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Overcoming your fears is something we all find difficult from time to time.  It’s not easy to do.  But what about overcoming a fear… and turning into a passion that serves others?  That’s exactly what employU client Clayton did.   Clayton first became interested in marine life after a 2006 visit to Discovery Cove.  He always […]

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As the first youth client in Palm Beach County, Samantha participated in employU’s Thanksgiving Career Camp. After enjoying all of the Career Camp activities, she quickly requested to take part in employU’s Winter Camp the very next month. She also expressed that she would like to own her own pet store one day. Although she […]

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