2nd Annual Golf Tournament & Handicrapshoot

Incight hosted the 2015 Incight Golf Tournament at Langdon Farms on Monday June 16th.

Big thanks to the golfers, sponsors and volunteers that joined us to make this event a huge success!

Check out this blooper real of Incight’s tournament contest hole, the Handicrapshoot TM.

The Handicrapshoot TM is a disability simulation and awareness experience. It doubles as a fundraising contest too. Teams pay to participate. Each player is assigned a physical impairment to play the par 3, 6th hole of Langdon Farms. Vision impairment goggles, noise cancelling headphones, single-handed swing, or seated in a wheelchair. After they complete the hole, they draw a from a bucket of golf balls that have a 0, 1, or 2 painted marked on it, and that number is their score for the hole.

Players love the contest and find it to be a rewarding personal discovery experience.


Handicrap TM is an anti-stigma campaign. Handicrap TM has two definitions; 1) A Limiting Belief Adopted as Reality, 2) An Unfair Judgment Based on Perception. Everyone has handicrap TM – we all learn to believe things about our self and others, that is not true and keeps us from being our best. The stigma that surrounds disability is mostly the result of handicrap TM.

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Seasonal work to seasoned worker: A big amount to gain from this small employment opportunity

With summer approaching, it’s time to think about plans for this exciting season. Whether you are in transition between careers or planning for summer school or camp, an alternative to the traditional would be to find and apply for seasonal work. Not only can seasonal work help pad your wallet, but it could actually be a simple way to jump-start your long-term career. Consider the following:

The beauty of seasonal work is its low commitment level. Its limited duration offers glimpses into a specific industry or line of work, which may intrigue you or leave you thankful for the quickly dwindling weeks. Seasonal work can help you develop a clearer picture of what type of work you enjoy and what type of work environment is optimal for you—very important criteria for both the student solidifying a clear career goal or for the professional planning a career change.

If you choose to find employment as a seasonal worker, don’t hold back—embrace the opportunity! Seasonal work is a great arena to show your enthusiasm and willingness to learn. If approached with the right attitude and work ethic, seasonal work could do one of two things for your future—both good of course. Take a moment to imagine things from a boss’s perspective. Say a full time position opens up and qualified candidates are needed. As the person doing the hiring, you have options. A capable and enthusiastic worker that you know and have observed wins out over someone who simply looks good on paper. The hiring decision is easy, because it saves time and a working relationship is already built. According to a careerbuilder survey, 77% of employers plan on considering their summer staff for permanent positions. But oh – your #1 candidate has a disability? Not an issue at all! This candidate performs duties successfully and with a fantastic attitude in spite of their challenges. Get the picture?

Ok, now out of the boss’s brain space and back into your own. Keep in mind that your supervisor has connections in his or her industry too. Your boss is your “foot in the door”, eager to help you get to wherever you see yourself in the industry. Did you know that up to 80% of full time jobs are obtained through networking? (More on that in this great NPR story). Definitely a noteworthy statistic when thinking about full-time work.

As we’ve seen, a lot of good can come from trying out summer seasonal work. Now, here are some links to get you started in your search:

  • Seasonal positions on indeed.com
  • Browse craigslist to see what you can find. It’s a popular site to post to, and a real variety of work is available to you here.
  • Portland Parks & Recreation posts often to fill its seasonal employment needs. If you love being outside and organizing activities, then this wide array of opportunities is perfect for you.
  • Seasonal and temporary postings with the Forestry Service are ideal for the job seeker with more of a natural setting in mind. Note that USFS postings are on the government’s main job page. Include with your query, “USDA-Forest Service” and your location to find current listings.
  • Or, get out there and NETWORK!!!

How to Become Batman

We have posted this show on our Facebook page and the staff at Incight has been talking about it since it was first broadcast on NPR’s new show Invisabilia in January this year.  If you haven’t had time to listen to it, take some time now.

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At Incight we meet amazing people who believe in their own potential and believe in potential of the people around them.  By understanding that our potential is truly unlimited and in our hands, it will be realized.

In so many stories we hear about individuals who defied the odds. At Incight, we want to fundamentally change the game.  The odds are not against you, rather you are limited only by the opportunities you see for yourself or that others see for you. When we see challenges as hindrances, we will struggle. When we see them as opportunities, we will succeed. By achieving, or even by failing – we succeed by learning and growing stronger. If we start expecting the best from ourselves and those around us – we will ALL rise to those expectations.

We will be celebrating the people in our community who embody that spirit by honoring them as Hall of Fame Inductees and Heart of Change Award Winners. Join us on Tuesday, May 12th, at 7:30am for Incight’s Hall of Fame Breakfast. Bring a friend to learn more about Incight and the Game Changers in our community.

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In Honor of MLK

“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

We look to the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He teaches us that, in spite of our limitations, we must always improve upon ourselves.  He urges us not to focus on what we can’t do and instead do as much as we can.  Dr. King was speaking to us as individuals, as much as he was speaking to us as a society.  Despite our societal limitations, we can improve upon ourselves and as individuals we can make our society better.

 

We are humbled by Dr. Martin Luther King’s service to our country and to the civil right’s movement.  At Incight we believe in the potential of every human being and the potential of our society as a whole.

Homecoming Gala a Success!

OUR MOST SINCERE THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE HOMECOMING GALA!
October 4th, 2014 was a night not to be forgotten! Incight friends and family poured into the Kridel Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum sporting gear reminiscent of High School days – football jerseys, letterman jackets, cheerleading outfits, and homecoming dresses – to celebrate ten amazing years of Incight services at our biggest party of the year.

Executive Director Dan Friess, channeling his inner Gym Coach to MC the event – along with Student Body President Scott Hatley and Board Chairman Jerry Carleton as the Homecoming King – shared some of the amazing successes and stories from this year. We are thrilled to announce that we raised nearly $200,000 this year – thanks to our amazing family of donors! Save the Date for next year’s Gala on October 3rd, 2015!