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Students Invited to ‘Together We Shine’ Event

The Greenwich Junior United Way (GJrUW) – in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich and the Greenwich YWCA – will host the second annual “Together We Shine” red carpet celebration for Abilis. The “Roaring Twenties” themed event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, 4 Horseneck Ln. Registration is free and open to all local high school students and recent graduates, ages 14 to 20. read more...

Spring for Abilis Gala

Abilis, a non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its “Spring for Abilis” gala event on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m., at the Woodway Country Club in Darien. The evening will include a champagne reception, cocktails, dinner, and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Live music will be provided by ETA Music. Funds raised at the event will help Abilis provide essential services and support for more than 700 individuals of all ages with special needs and their families. The tax deductible tickets start at $350 and can be reserved online at 501auctions.com/spring4abilis. read more...

Abilis Announces Annual Meeting Honoring David Gortz

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave. The public is invited to attend this meeting and join Abilis in honoring those who have championed the special needs community. To learn more, email klair@abilis.us or call 203-531-1880. read more...

Abilis hosts Project SEARCH Information Night

Abilis and Greenwich Hospital have established a partnership to help young adults with special needs train for jobs. This partnership provides job training for individuals with disabilities, giving them portable and marketable skills that can be transferred to secure competitive employment. 

To achieve this, Abilis has engaged Project SEARCH, who will work with students ages 18 to 30 years old to provide real-life work experience and hands-on extensive training for individuals with disabilities. The program seeks to transition those students from school to adult life with internships that provide vital job training and skill development. Students will attend the program at Greenwich Hospital for a full school year, initially undergoing employee orientation, skill assessment, and developing a career plan which guides the process. Throughout the school year they will receive an employment skills classroom curriculum, combined with several internship experiences at Greenwich Hospital, focused on developing competitive and marketable skills in their targeted fields. read more...

GHS Team Wins First Place Prize for Pitch Your Peers Grant

Pitch Your Peers, Inc. (PYP), a local collaborative giving group of over 60 women based in Greenwich, announced a $3,000 grant to Greenwich High School’s STEM Explorers Club, a student-run organization dedicated to expanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education across Greenwich schools. The grant is part of PYP’s 2nd annual cycle of SchoolPYP Pitches, where students from across Greenwich-based high schools pitch a charitable cause of their choice to the PYP organization, which then funds the pitches and causes most highly voted on by the PYP members. In addition to the grant to STEM Explorers Club, PYP has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Junior Breast Cancer Alliance and a $1,000 grant to the Stanwich School for a program connected to Abilis, Inc. read more...