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Graduation Day Arrived

Graduation Day Arrived

"Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away." Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! Graduation day arrived for me on a beautiful June afternoon at Wayne High School’s stadium in 1976. It is a day I will never forget because I...

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SPRING IS SPRUNG AT CORE

SPRING IS SPRUNG AT CORE

Spring! It’s here surrounding us with its newness and beauty. Spring brings green grass, warmer days, colorful flowers, and change or renewal. The first robin makes us all want to shed our winter gear to slip into flip-flops and to head straight for summer. However,...

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CORE/PARKVIEW SYMPOSIUM

CORE/PARKVIEW SYMPOSIUM

We are so thrilled with the success of our first annual CORE/Parkview Symposium! Since the event, CORE has received numerous calls from individuals seeking our services and businesses wanting to assist participants in their vocational training. If you didn’t get a...

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IT’S A DOUBLE WIN

IT’S A DOUBLE WIN

As CORE continues to add counties to our service areas, we are always amazed at the number of businesses who welcome our participants with open arms. The idea of extending discovery, work experience, or job placement opportunities to individuals with disabilities can...

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NO MATTER WHAT, YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP TRYING!

NO MATTER WHAT, YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP TRYING!

When Markesha came to CORE a year ago, no one envisioned where she would be today. She had worked with other providers, but she just hadn’t been able to move beyond career exploration. That all changed when she was referred to CORE! When the CORE staff met Markesha,...

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CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF THE WORKPLACE

CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF THE WORKPLACE

There was a time not too long ago when many businesses were not willing to employ individuals with disabilities. It wasn’t that these companies lacked compassion, most were just scared of the unknown: What jobs would they be able to do? How will my employees respond...

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SOME DAY I WANT TO….

SOME DAY I WANT TO….

We have all been there. That moment in time when we contemplate just what we want to be when we grow up. And, for some of us, that changes as we learn more about the world and the career opportunities that surround us. At CORE, we know exactly how that feels. That is...

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CORE IS EXPANDING! CHECK US OUT AT THE RESTORE ON LIMA RD.

CORE IS EXPANDING! CHECK US OUT AT THE RESTORE ON LIMA RD.

CORE is partnering with Habitat for Humanity in Ft. Wayne, IN at 4747 Lima Rd. The CORE Vocational Training Program is in full swing and loving it! Come out to the ReStore and meet with our trainees as they are busy learning a variety of skills. The ReStore has opened...

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WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!

WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!

If you have been visiting our website, you may notice that not much has changed lately. That is a stark contrast to our store and our vocational training program for young adults with disabilities! The store continues to grow offering products and materials that...

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TRAINING THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

TRAINING THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Congratulations to Tyler who completed his vocational training at CORE and was placed in a job at Fort Wayne Metals! Tyler is proof that with a little support, individuals with disabilities can do great things. Thanks to FWM for their support of CORE and Tyler....

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THE WAIT IS OVER!

THE WAIT IS OVER!

THE WAIT IS OVER! CORE will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 15! It has been a daunting process, but we did it! Thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteers, countless hours of work from Co-Executive Director Julie Williams on the build-out, and some very generous donors, we...

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CORE’S FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT!

CORE’S FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT!

CORE is hosting its first annual Craft Beer Sampling Event to raise funds for our Vocational Training Program for Young Adults with Disabilities! Tickets include beer, wine, and soft drinks provided by Five Star Distributing and food provided by Casa's Restorante....

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WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION!

WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION!

The moment we have all been waiting for has come! CORE is thrilled to announce its NEW LOCATION in the Northcrest Shopping Center! CORE's new store will be in the former Army Recruiters building at the back of Kohls. We are excited to get things under way. Keep...

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CORE IS MOVING!

CORE IS MOVING!

You have probably heard by now that CORE is moving. You are also probably wondering just where our new store will be. Well, so are we! We thought we had found a perfect location a few months ago, but lease complications caused us to look in another direction. Have no...

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PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUE TO GROW!

We always have known that Fort Wayne business leaders are some of the finest! These last few months have proven that and some! Our first hires came from Target and the TinCaps, two local staples in our community who took a chance on our trainees and have found these...

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WE ARE ON THE NEWS

Thank you to 21Alive for their great coverage on CORE's Vocational Training Program! Click on the picture below to watch the news segment that aired on April 15.

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