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employU peer mentor Elektra has some great advice for youth clients learning to navigate the challenges that come with transitioning into the adult world.  And, with a little creativity, she’s made it super easy to remember by using the word adore as an acronym.  Read more on the details of ADORE and check out Elekra’s […]

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Last year we covered the story of employU client, Shawanna.  Through the help of her Employment Specialist, Susan, Shawanna was able to follow her love for animals and gain experience working at Big Dog Ranch Rescue. She explains, “I love working at Big Dog Ranch. I love working with the dogs and have made a […]

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As we reflect on 2020, we can all agree it was a different and unpredictable time. Despite a global pandemic at our feet, employU was able to remain open in a safe manner for customers. We quickly adapted our method for delivering services by turning classes and coaching into virtual sessions, offering continuity to customers […]

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Starting a New Career Without a New Degree The new year often brings a desire for new beginnings with it.  For some, this includes the start of a new career.  Taking a leap into anything new can be intimidating but may ultimately end up being a very crucial step to a rewarding, sustainable financial future.  [...]
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“Alone we can do little, together we can do much.” This well-known quote from Helen Keller has no doubt moved many. But as an advocate for people with disabilities and a member of the deaf-blind community herself, employU client Darlene finds this particular quote significant. Darlene explains, “[It] implies a need to be supportive and [...]
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Formally trained at The Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Kyle has both education and prior job experience backing him when looking for employment.  Yet, Kyle still struggled to find the right fit – one that provided stability while accommodating his needs. In July 2020, Kyle was referred to employU through Vocational Rehabilitation for assistance in […]

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As an Army veteran, Tyrone has always been committed to serving the community. After his military service, he continued to offer his support by building accessibility ramps for other veterans. When an injury took him off of his feet, Tyrone decided to participate in a program at the VA Hospital that helps veterans learn valuable […]

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