2019 Dignity through Work

Thank you to our guests, sponsors, donors, and volunteers of the 2019 Dignity through Work event! The breakfast did not fail to uplift, inspire and move the audience. From government and business leaders to workplace heroes and Santa Claus, this event was filled with encouragement and the spirit of achievement. Bob Evans, Fox 13 News…

Unveiling of the Hub of Opportunity Capital Campaign

The Hub of Opportunity is a transit-oriented, 200,000 square-foot commercial/residential development that will open in Spring 2020. Located at 3900 S. W. Temple adjacent to the UTA Meadowbrook TRAX station in South Salt Lake, this innovative project is a community-based, mixed-use development that will bring together a unique combination of community services, workforce development opportunities, and community…

2016 Bottom Line of Disabilities

View the event program » Sponsorship information » List of Salt Lake City hotels View presentations and videos from this years event. View photos from this years event The numbers are staggering—there is a 65% unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities compared to 7%in the general population. Simple obstacles keep talented people out of the workforce…

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…

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…