Last week, Scott Hatley made an exciting trip to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Headquarters in Tucson, AZ. After being involved with MDA for 23 years, Scott was able to reach out and increase Incight’s partnership with MDA. He appreciated the recognition from the national level and loved the tour of the headquarters. Favorite stops from the tour included the printing press, recording studio, and Jerry Lewis Shrine with the ‘famous’ letter from Gregory Peck. Scott sends an extra THANK YOU to Kim Bruna and Jodi Wolfe!
Incight is thrilled to have been selected as a recipient of the 2011 “Spirit of Portland” award from the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, in the Non-Profit category. This award represents the first major recognition Incight has received from the City of Portland.
The City of Portland’s annual “Spirit of Portland” awards – selected by representatives from the Mayor’s and City Commissioners’ offices, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Neighborhood District Coalition offices, Business Associations, diverse non-profit community organizations and past award winners– recognizes community leaders who contribute to civic life in the City of Portland.
We are pleased to announce that Incight will be presenting the 5th Annual Fall Gala dinner and auction on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Leftbank Annex. This year’s event theme is Masquerade as “Things are not always as they APPEAR”. Why do we host this event every year? Only 16% of disabled Americans possess college degrees and 1 in 5 have a full time job. Since its inception, Incight has provided more than $3,000,000 in support of education, employment, networking and independence toward empowering people with disabilities to contribute to society.
2011 Incight Masquerade Gala Wednesday, October 26TH, 2011 – 6:15PM The Leftbank Annex 101 N Weidler, Portland, OR 97227 Tickets – $50 (http://incight.org/masquerade)
We are pleased to announce that the Safeway Foundation, The Standard, and DeStefano Family Foundation will be the event’s major sponsors. We are excited to also have Pacific Power, High Temp, UPS, Schnitzer Care Foundation, Dynamic Connections, Life Care Centers of America, Benedictine Health System, OSU Foundation, PSU, Keen Healthcare, Aequitas Capital Management, and Immix Law Group as important sponsors for the evening.
The 2011 Masquerade Gala, where guests will be adorned with a mask, begins with cocktails, themed entertainers providing enjoyment for the guests, an elegant dinner and an oral auction to close the evening. As part of the event, Incight will debut an intriguing, inspiring video highlighting the organization mission as well as successes of self-sufficiency of individuals supported by Incight in their pursuit for independence. Your support will play an essential role in our mission-driven efforts to empower people with disabilities.
Please join us on the evening of October 26th and don’t forget to buy your tickets! To RSVP please contact Lauren Mannix before October 24th.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Oaks Park Amusement Park, South Grove
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland OR 97202
Join us for a day of Career Exploration and Family Fun for
people with disabilities!
Employers will be available to discuss what they do and
what skills you need to work for them!
Learn more about these businesses and what it takes to be
one of their employees:
Painter, Carpenter, Chef, Computer Technician,
Florist, Entrepreneur, Electrician, Plumber, Teacher,
Baker, Event Planner, Dry Cleaner, Clothing Designer, Banker,
Mentor, plus many more career opportunities!!
Oregon PTI & Incight are equal opportunity organizations in all services and employment.
RSVP to Danielle Bethell
Or how about Your Way?
Stand out from the Crowd!
This event is for people of all ages in all stages of career exploration. Families are welcome.
Are you an employer interested in
Keith Ozols at: 1.971.244.0305
or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to sponsor this event?
Or do you have additional questions?
Danielle Bethell at: 1.888.505.2673, Ext.105
or by email at: email@example.com
Portland, OR, October 30, 2009 – Incight and DePaul Industries announces their first joint fundraising event, the Country Harvest Celebration, held Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm at the Oregon Convention Center, netted a record-breaking $210,000. The benefit dinner and celebration, featuring keynote speaker Gary Guller, and Erin Riehle, founder of Project Search, is an important source of funding for providing educational and employment opportunities for people with disabilities to become active members of the community.
Guller, the only person with one arm to scale the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, also led the largest cross-disability group to Mountains’s Base Camp at 17,500 feet. His keynote speech, heard by more than 600 guests helped inspire attendees to donate more generously than ever before. Erin Riehle, in 1996, co-founded Project SEARCH, a nationally recognized program dedicated to workforce development focused on individuals with significant barriers to employment. Project SEARCH – which generates partnerships with businesses that work to benefit the individual, community and the workplace – now operates in 32 states and five countries. DePaul Industries is spearheading the effort to bring Project SEARCH to the Portland metro area and the state of Oregon.
“It was a very magical evening filled with a message of hope, inspiration and success of what is possible for people with disabilities,” said Vail Horton, Incight Board Chair. “The event was a great step forward for the community and those with disabilities.”
The Standard and Safeway Foundation were co-presenting sponsors of the event at $20,000. These two organizations — along with 29 additional sponsoring companies—were excited about Incight and DePaul’s innovative approach in working together. By teaming up, DePaul Industries and Incight believe they can—individually and collectively—dramatically enhance the lives of people with disabilities.
“We were very humbled by the tremendous outpouring of generosity from those who attended the Country Harvest Celebration,” said DePaul Industries CEO Dave Shaffer. “Through this event and by partnering together, we believe we can more significantly address the critical need around improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.”
DePaul Industries and Incight are driven by compatible missions that will empower people with disabilities in the areas of education, employment and independence.
For additional information on either organization, contact Scott Hatley or visit www.incight.org and www.depaulindustries.com.
ABOUT INCIGHT: Founded in 2004 by Scott Hatley and Vail Horton, CEO of Portland-based KEEN Mobility, the dream for Incight is to change two statistics: increase the 16% educational attainment of disabled Americans and the 76% unemployment rate. Incight’s mission is to cause the success of education, employment, networking, and independence for people with disabilities. Through all this, Incight’s main goal is achieved; empower people with disabilities to become contributing members of society. Over the past five years Incight has awarded 353 college scholarships, created 63 jobs, secured 20 scholarship match partnerships at area universities, and served over 900 people with disabilities through Incight Events.
About DePaul Industries: Since 1971, DePaul’s mission has been to help people with disabilities have the opportunity to work. DePaul Industries devotes its focus to three core areas: Food & Consumer Goods Packaging, Staffing Services, and Security Services. Over the past five years DePaul has employed over 5000 individuals and paid over $43 million in wages.
Event: Tapping Fresh Talent & Career Fair Target Audience: High School and College Students with Disabilities Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 Career Fair Time: 10:00 – 3:00 Student Central Time: 11:00 – 12:30 (registration required) Location: Lloyd Doubletree Hotel 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232
Student Central Event Details The Importance of Work Experience:
A student intern will talk about her experience in the summer of 2009 as an intern and her supervisor will
talk about what students need to know to become an intern, volunteer, or employee.
Kedma Ough from the Oregon Disability Chamber will lead a discussion about how young adults can start
their own business and how Incight and the Chamber can help develop business plans and provide
micro-investments to get your business started.
The Right and Wrong Interview:
A humorous and educational presentation discussing the right and wrong ways to approach employers
during the career fair.
This is a free event and space is limited so register
ASAP!!! Registration closes October 23rd.
To RSVP please contact Rob Pollock
September 22, 2009 (Portland, Ore.) –Are you interested in starting your own business? Do you have an idea to improve the economy? Do you have a disability? Are you between the ages of 16 and 21? The Youth Oregon Disabilities Association (YODA) program is here to help you develop the skills to start your business and become an entrepreneur.
Incight and the Oregon Disability Chamber are co-creating a program that will will empower youth to create ideas, work in teams, develop businesses and secure start-up funding. Participants will hear from speakers and learn life changing perspectives. Each organization is seeking interested individuals to contact them and sign up to participate.
Yoda was one of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters known for his wisdom, mastery of the force and skills in combat. By utilizing Yoda as a metaphor, students in the Portland metropolitan area will gain understanding on the wisdom necessary in building a business, the ability to master the unknown, and entrepreneurship.
The Yoda program is a platform that will engage youth in a way that makes the impossible task of being an entrepreneur possible. This program will open the door of opportunity by providing the environment, tools and encouragement to expect more of them self and out of life. The project will set out a paradigm shift in the city of Portland where more can be expected of those with disabilities.
Attention all Incight Scholars!! If you will be graduating this spring or have graduated during the school year, we want to do something special for you. On June 5th we will be gathering at Hotlips Pizza 721NW 9th Ave # 150, Portland, OR. Please contact Rob for more details.
Thank you all for making Incight’s Life after High School event a success. We packed the room at NW Natural with 136 attendees from all over the Portland Metro area. The day included a student panel, a presentation by PSU and the Art Institute, an employer panel, and a great lunch.