Author Archives: Sarah Caldwell

45 Stories for 45 Years: Sally

45 Stories for 45 Years: Sally

Sally has been a valued employee at the Springfield Golf & Country Club (SGCC) for over 32 years! After graduating from Accotink Academy Special Education program in 1983, Sally transitioned to MVLE where she received employment and travel training. Her ability to perform quality work resulted in her competitive employment at the SGCC. Sally worksContinue Reading

MVLE launches new Job Club!

MVLE is excited to announce the launch of a new Job Club for individuals seeking the tools to find and maintain meaningful employment. The Job Club is being facilitated in partnership with The SkillSource Group. Job Club is a four-week session with weekly workshops focused on a variety of vocational training and job placement skills includingContinue Reading

Celebrating 45 years of Working with Purpose!

Wednesday, February 15 was a day of celebration at MVLE! It was a day to celebrate our 45th anniversary! On February 15, 1972, MVLE was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Virginia. Over the past four decades, the external landscape has changed, but MVLE’s passion has remained steadfast. A passion and dedication to ensuring that our individualsContinue Reading

Advocacy Alert

The Fiscal Year 2018 draft budget (which begins on July 1, 2017) was introduced today.  For the first time in years, Fairfax County’s proposed budget does NOT include our graduates with intellectual disabilities, nor does it add in the graduates with developmental disabilities who are newly under the umbrella of the Community Services Board.  YouContinue Reading

April Pinch-Keeler Keynote Speaker at “Lunch and Learn” Event co-hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission

April Pinch-Keeler Keynote Speaker at “Lunch and Learn” Event co-hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission

MVLE President and CEO April Pinch-Keeler was the keynote speaker at a well-attended seminar called “Lunch and Learn” at the esteemed Norfolk State University. This seminar was co-hosted by the Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission to provide nonprofit agencies an opportunity to meet directly with prime contractors to address the issues AbilityOneContinue Reading

2012 Annual Meeting and Dinner Celebrates “Our Voices Count”

2012 Annual Meeting and Dinner Celebrates “Our Voices Count”

MVLE’s self-advocacy group “Our Voices Count” meets monthly and engages in a facilitated discussion about their needs and ideas how to improve the services and persona work situations at MVLE. It is this kind of involvement that makes people with a disability feel on par with everyone else. Speaking up for your wants and needs,Continue Reading

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