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The Bottom Line of Disabilities

The Bottom Line of Disabilities

Join Columbus and the GIC for “The Bottom Line of Disabilities” A symposium on the economic, financial, and social complexities of employing individuals with disabilities featuring Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Event Date and Location: Friday, April 1st, 2016 Columbus Community Center 3495 South West Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 Registration fee $60 | Nonprofit/student fee $25 View the event program » […]

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January 13 Symposium Brings Together Workforce, Nonprofit, Civic, and Academic Leaders to Discuss the Economics of Disabilities

January 13 Symposium Brings Together Workforce, Nonprofit, Civic, and Academic Leaders to Discuss the Economics of Disabilities

PHILADELPHIA – What: The Global Interdependence Center and Columbus Community Center will host the third installment in their Bottom Line of Disabilities series on January 13, 2016 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. “Autism in the Workforce: Identifying Obstacles and Leveraging Innovation” will convene corporate and civic leaders, advocates, and industry professionals to explore […]

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Families Facing the ‘Cliff’: The Challenges Faced by Young Adults with Disabilities Negotiating Transition from School to Employment

Families Facing the ‘Cliff’: The Challenges Faced by Young Adults with Disabilities Negotiating Transition from School to Employment

By Stephanie Mackay, Director of Development, Columbus Community Center Originally Published on January 6th, 2015 by the Global Interdependence Center There are two statistics that keep me up at night and motivate me to get to work the next morning: As of November 2015, the labor force participation rate was 68.3% for adults without disabilities compared […]

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Columbus Featured in Zion’s Banks Speaking on Business Radio Program

Columbus Featured in Zion’s Banks Speaking on Business Radio Program

Columbus was honored to be featured on the October 19th edition of Zions Bank’s radio program, Speaking on Business®. The program highlights diverse businesses throughout Idaho and Utah and is hosted by Chris Redgrave. Listen to the program below: To learn more about Speaking on Business® visit www.speakingonbusiness.com

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Columbus Appoints Kristy Chambers as New Executive Director

Columbus Appoints Kristy Chambers as New Executive Director

(Salt Lake City, UT) The Columbus Foundation Board of Trustees recently named Kristy Chambers as executive director of Columbus Community Center, a nonprofit organization that provides services for individuals with disabilities. Prior to joining Columbus, she served as CEO of Wasatch Homeless Health Care, Inc., better known as the Fourth Street Clinic. Ms. Chamber’s professional […]

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