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An open mind: Reflecting on CCS’ School2Work

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a five-part series featuring Colchester’s Champlain Community Services, a non-profit that helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment, living conditions and community engagement. Employees’ names were changed due to CCS’ privacy restrictions. There are people who would question hiring a visually impaired woman to fold hotel laundry…

More than the money

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Editor’s note: This is the third article in a five-part series featuring Colchester’s Champlain Community Services, a non-profit that helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment, living conditions and community engagement. Horses curiously peeked through their stalls last week as Jordan, a 28-year-old entrepreneur with an intellectual disability, gallantly made her way to see one…

A passion to work

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Editor’s note: This is the second article in a five-part series in The Colchester Sun featuring Colchester’s Champlain Community Services, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment, living conditions and community engagement. Hands raised above his head, Clyde Bishop walked through the doors of Essex Jct.’s Green Mountain Harley-Davidson last week, excited…

Champlain Community Services globally recognized

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He was an energetic, charismatic man. Hard work invigorated him, and the people he worked with at Essex’s Harley Davidson store thoroughly enjoyed his presence. He loved what he did — stacking T-shirts for sale — and he did it well, all while building a relationship with the community. Elizabeth Sightler, executive director at Champlain…