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William Rutherford: Inclusion for Better Education

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“Mr. Rutherford, I love you,” I hear from the corner of a second grade classroom as I reach for the handle to open the door. I pause, look back into the room and say, “I love you too Alex.” This room of twenty-eight students feel unaffected by my declaration. Sharing love in this classroom is […]

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Our Culture of Financial Exploitation: How to Identify, Report and Prevent Abuse

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Today’s elders are bombarded by scams from all angles: in person by door-to door sales, telemarketers by phone, scam lotteries and sweepstakes by mail, phishing scams by internet, and by family members and acquaintances who prey on the generosity and vulnerability of an aging individual. Due to confusion and unfamiliarity with these crimes and scams, victims and families fail […]

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Community Partnerships’ Employment Team

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Community Partnerships’ Employment Department provides an array of vocational and prevocational services to assist people in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment. Services are generally determined with the support of State Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. But for the majority of our clients we CAN provide: Vocational Evaluations-Interest/Aptitude testing Job Readiness Skill Building/Job Seeking Skills training-Employability assistance […]

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A True Work Family

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In my years of being employed I have worked for companies that have that age old saying “we’re like a family here,” however in my not so vast experience this has not ever been the case until… August 2015 I applied for a job at Community Partnerships, when I received the call to come in […]

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HP Continues Driving Disability Awareness at the Boise Campus

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HP is taking great steps to engage their employee community to create a diverse and inclusive community. On May 23, 2017, HP’s Boise DisAbility Business Impact Network, hosted a disability etiquette training. To help with the training the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho and the State Independent Living Council organized a group of individuals with disabilities to […]

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Failure is the Greatest Teacher

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It’s a new year, and like most, I’m resolving for a better, brighter version of myself. In the past, I’ve considered the usual prospects–a healthier diet, more time volunteering and giving back, starting something new, or fixing something old. And like most, I found myself taking honest inventory of the likelihood of my success and […]

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Unrecognizably Disguised Blessings

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I am not an end of year reminiscer nor do I typically make New Year’s Resolutions. It seems forced if these things are something I do because of a date on a calendar. I have found that frequently reflecting on my journey through this life makes the difficult times a bit less difficult and enhances […]

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The Wonderful World of Women

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Greetings! My name is Mike Lewis and I am the Controller at Community Partnerships of Idaho, Inc.  I have been with the company nearly four years and I have recently been asked to create a blog about women. Yes, that’s right – women.  You see, for me here at CPI it’s like Custard’s last stand […]

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Medicare for 2018

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The start of a new calendar year brings with it all sorts of changes and this is true with Medicare, as well. Let’s start with a look at premiums for Original Medicare (Part A and Part B).For 2018, most people will pay a monthly premium of $134 for Medicare Part B coverage. Remember that Part […]

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The Importance of Female Mentorship

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There I was a 12 year old, 86 pound, baggy jean wearing tom-boy Latina arriving to the first day of sixth grade and in walks a tall, blonde, bright blue eyed  woman who would be my teacher. I had heard stories of her, she was said to be strict and tough, almost authoritarian like.  She […]

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