Category Archives: Community Action Blog

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

45 Stories for 45 Years: Steven

45 Stories for 45 Years: Steven

Steven– When Steven first came to MVLE in July 2013 he worked to produce the Ability Nation products. Steven worked diligently and looked forward to coming to work everyday working alongside with his colleague to complete an enormous job that needed to be shipped out of state. Later Steven wanted a new challenge to learn aContinue Reading

45 Stories for 45 Years: Eddie’s Club

45 Stories for 45 Years: Eddie’s Club

Eddie’s Club- We started Springfield Challenger, Little League Baseball for Kids with Special Needs, 25 years ago this spring. We needed a means to get information out to our families and MVLE came highly recommended. We had an original registration of 10 players that grew to over 250 within five years. During that time we alsoContinue Reading

45 Stories for 45 Years: Danny

45 Stories for 45 Years: Danny

Danny- Last fall, Danny, was hired to work with the MVLE crew at Greenspring Village! Danny has been working with MVLE since 2012 and was previously working in MVLE’s warehouse helping to assemble Ability Nation products. Ask anyone at MVLE about Danny and the first thing they say is how much he loves to work andContinue Reading

VA Governor visits local advocates

VA Governor visits local advocates

Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, spent the day in Winchester to visit with local business and community partners. The Governor stopped for lunch at Firefly Cafe & Bakery to meet with local advocates to discuss the challenges facing individuals with disabilities. April Pinch-Keeler, President & CEO of MVLE, was there to meet with the Governor andContinue Reading

Workplace Giving and MVLE

Workplace Giving and MVLE

Workplace Giving through the United Way and CFC campaigns are an easy way to support MVLE through payroll deductions. Your tax-deductible donation will help MVLE in our mission of creating futures one at a time. Designate MVLE United Way #8257, CFC #18399. Is your company hosting a charity fair? Invite MVLE to speak at yourContinue Reading

Partner Spotlight: The Paul Mitchell School of Woodbridge

Partner Spotlight: The Paul Mitchell School of Woodbridge

On September 16, 2014 students from the Paul Mitchell School of Woodbridge visited MVLE to give Individuals haircuts, styles, makeovers, and manicures. It was the second visit for the students, who enjoy themselves and the time they spent with the Individuals. Partnering with the Paul Mitchell School of Woodbridge has allowed MVLE to expand theContinue Reading

Why Volunteering Counts at MVLE

Why Volunteering Counts at MVLE

Those who volunteer at MVLE do it because they are passionate about their community and enjoy working with our Individuals. One volunteer, Kamakshi Murti has been reading and teaching English to MVLE’s Individuals and caregivers for nearly five years. “Every event is heartwarming. Ever time I come, it becomes an unforgettable experience,” state Kamakshi. InContinue Reading

Meet Kenny Allison, Intern at Embassy Suites

Meet Kenny Allison, Intern at Embassy Suites

Working Warrior Nation serves those who have served our country. It allows them to integrate their military skills with their civilian lives, and provides opportunities for veterans to gain employment. The program strives to help military veterans find and use the tools they need to integrate their military lives with their professional aspirations. MVLE andContinue Reading

Tomorrow is Election Day!

Tomorrow is Election Day!

Around the country, people will be casting their votes in polling places for the midterm elections. What does that mean if you have a disability? Well, first, the state of Virginia has made sure that voting is accessible to every US Citizen with a photo ID. If you haven’t yet cast an absentee ballot, inContinue Reading

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