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Columbus’s “Bottom Line of Disabilities” Conference Featured in the Salt Lake Tribute

Columbus’s “Bottom Line of Disabilities” Conference Featured in the Salt Lake Tribute

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Christopher Charles, left, and Steven Sargetakis work on computers with SketchUp Make, a 3D modeling program. The University of Utah and Columbus Community Center are testing a pilot program that hopes to eventually connect people with autism with jobs. The pilot project is training 10 high school students […]

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Salt Lake City Police Department Hires 2 New Supported Employment Program with Columbus Community Center

Salt Lake City Police Department Hires 2 New Supported Employment Program with Columbus Community Center

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police Department is pleased to announce that it has worked in partnership with Columbus Community Center to place two individuals with disabilities in the department’s civilian ranks. “As a police chief, I’m always looking for ways to bring different people with varied life experiences on board, to better […]

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Smith’s Food & Drug program helps feed more hungry Utahns

Smith’s Food & Drug program helps feed more hungry Utahns

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores has launched a project that is expected to generate an additional 360,000 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank, while creating jobs for those with disabilities. The Utah grocer has partnered with Columbus Community Center, a local nonprofit that serves people with disabilities, to operate a centralized reclamation center […]

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Columbus Helps Grocery Store Donate Unsalable Items to Utah Food Bank

Columbus Helps Grocery Store Donate Unsalable Items to Utah Food Bank

In six months, the Utah Food Bank has received 150,000 pounds of food from Smith’s grocery stores. “In the grocery business, we have products that either the formula has been changed, the label has been changed,” said Marsha Gilford, vice president of public affairs for Smith’s. “They are nutritious items but yet are unsalable.” A […]

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“Dignity through Work” Event Recognizes Workplace Opportunities for People with Disabilities, Features Internationally Recognized Economist as Keynote Speaker

The Columbus Community Center’s “Dignity through Work” recognition breakfast will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at Little America Hotel from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. The event recognizes those in the community who have found entrepreneurial ways to employ people with disabilities in our community. The event is presented by the Community Foundation for […]

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