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So far Jim Evangelista has created 5 blog entries.

Cooperation, Conservation and Community

Dear neighbor and friend, We live in a community of "choice rather than chance of birth. Reason found each day on the side of cooperation, conservation and community." It is said that 'we see further because we are standing on the shoulders of giants' and Bill Wooten, a visionary and local legacy spoke [...]

By | 2017-09-22T02:45:57+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|

The Governor’s “Employment-First” Coordinator speaks on challenges and goals

Oregon's Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed the deputy director of the State's Office of Developmental Disabilities as Oregon's first Statewide Employment Coordinator for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Mike Maley has spent a career working with the disabled and is charged with implementing Executive Order No. 13-04. The 15 page order is in [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:10:08+00:00 December 27th, 2015|

Employment First: The National Groundswell

Lisa Mills, PhD speaks on "moving employment to the front burner. When providers, agencies, educators, nonprofit organization and government staff leaders gathered for an April 22-23 conference in Salem, Oregon, Lisa Mills PhD spoke on the national movement to reframe and "move to the front burner" the approaches, policies and practices that States are [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:10:23+00:00 December 27th, 2015|

Two students arrive

Written by Catherine Pickup for Reality Kitchen Nonprofit Two students arrive, via public transit, on a wet, weary morning here at Reality Kitchen. They are carrying with them a lifetime of difficult and painful challenges. Both are young adults who for various reasons, and like so many others, have spent most of they’re lives shifted [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:10:36+00:00 December 27th, 2015|

Dear neighbor and friend

Written by Jim Evangelista for Reality Kitchen Nonprofit Dear neighbor and friend, We live in a community of "choice rather than chance of birth. Reason found each day on the side of cooperation, conservation and community." It is said that 'we see further because we are standing on the shoulders of giants' and Bill [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:10:50+00:00 December 15th, 2015|