July 26th is the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
We're proud to celebrate this important civil rights law, which works to ensure that all people who experience disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
We were just asked, in honor of Disability Pride Month, if UCP Oregon participates in "Amazon Smile"--you know, the way you can raise FREE MONEY for your FAVORITE NON-PROFIT when shopping on Amazon. (Because, obviously, UCP Oregon is your favorite non-profit ever.)
Well, guess what! We DO participate in Amazon Smile!
Below is a link that tells you how to set it up.
PS: The process only takes a few seconds. After that, you'll be raising free money for UCP every time you shop on Amazon!
As you may have recently heard, UCP is growing! We’re opening a second brokerage (more info coming soon).
We're hiring for several Personal Agents (Caseload Managers) for both our existing Brokerage (UCP Connections) and our new Brokerage (UCP Mentors).
As a Personal Agent, you'll support adults who experience various intellectual/developmental disabilities.
You’ll have the chance to make a big difference every day, and be a part of a collaborative, fun, and diverse team.
UCP is growing! We’re opening a second brokerage (more info coming soon), which means that we have several exciting openings.
First up: we're hiring for two "Brokerage" Directors. One will be the Director of our long-standing Brokerage (UCP Connections), and the other will be the Director our new Brokerage (UCP Mentors).
Brokerage Directors take the lead on strategic planning, community-building, contracts, and engagement with State and local partners.
They are responsible for the effective operation of an In-Home Support Services Brokerage, including case management services, daily operations, community partnerships, financial oversight, team cohesion, and organizational structure.
These positions close on July 21st, 2021 at 5pm.
Did you know that July is "Disability Pride Month"?
Although Disability Pride Month isn't a nationally-recognized event, parades are held in a number of cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and San Antonio.
Tiffany Yu, who has a paralyzed arm, says that, "this month is about people with disabilities like me falling in love with themselves."
Learn more about Tiffany, and the history of Disability Pride month, here.
Did you Know that, circa this week, June 19th has become a federal holiday known as Juneteenth?
This holiday was named in honor of June 19th, 1865--the day that enslaved persons were finally freed in Texas (months after the Civil War has ended).
This month we'd like you to meet Aaron Philip, a generation Z fashion model who identifies as transgender and black--she also experiences cerebral palsy.
Aaron is making her dreams come true working for a major modeling agency. She's also appeared on Teen Vogue's "21 Under 21." Wow!
We'd also like to say Happy Pride to our customers and staff who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. We celebrate you!
Learn more about Aaron Philip here.
Hi! This is Corrie from UCP.
I just got notified that UCP has received $132.18 from AmazonSmile this quarter. Woo hoo! That's free money for UCP!
Are YOU set up for Amazon Smile?
All you have to do is pick UCP Oregon as your charity of choice, and a portion of your purchases will go to UCP--for free!
More exciting news from our Family Support Department.
Families can now schedule appointments to speak with someone, via Facebook!
Check out our appointment slots here.
Exciting news! We created a separate Facebook page for our Family Support Department.
We'll be sharing resources, stories, trainings, and support.
Check it out, and don't forget to like and follow!