CWI employees and program participants celebrate the season by hosting parties, food drives, cookie and decoration contests, an annual pajama drive for children in need and more! Pictured below are some photos of...
North Country Ventures, a division of CWI, employs up to 60 individuals with disabilities in a supported and sheltered manufacturing environment. More than $4 million in revenue is generated annually through assembly, packaging and fulfillment contracts with NYS and private industry.
Community, Work & Independence, Inc. offers innovative supports and services, empowering people with differing abilities and needs to discover their potential and pursue the lives they envision.
"I enjoy the flexibility and understanding that I receive from the staff and my service coordinator regarding the needs of my special family."
CWI is partnering with the Just-A-Buck Corporation to provide employment, internships, assessments and training opportunities for people with disabilities, opening a new not-for-profit retail dollar store here in Queensbury! The store will be located in the Queensbury Plaza on Glen Street. This w...
CWI is hiring! Click the link for more information on our open Service Coordinator, RN, Residential Assistant and Consumer Assistant positions. We have more than 40 positions you can apply for, and many of our part-time jobs offer benefits!
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Community, Work & Independence, Inc will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sec, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. Cont...
Community, Work & Independence, Inc. is planning a Sneak Peek & Celebration Fundraiser for the Just A Buck Queensbury store! The date is to be scheduled, but we are seeking sponsors and raffle items now. As a CWI Corporate Partner, you or your organization will be highlighted at our celebration. Drop us a line for more info!
Community, Work & Independence, Inc. CEO Mark Donahue gave us a sneak peek of the store layout today! Cards and parties to the left, balloon selections above the register. Seasonal items will be to the right when you walk in, and there will be three aisles.
Community, Work & Independence, Inc. is embarking on a new venture — this summer, we are opening a dollar store called Just A Buck Queensbury that will offer essential employment, internships, assessment and training opportunities for people with disabilities! The store will be located in the Queensbury Plaza on Glen Street.
As we embark on this exciting opportunity, CWI will become an innovator among human service organizations. We are becoming only the 7th organization in the nation to operate a mission-driven Just-A- Buck store. Like all other retailers, we will be relying on community support and patronage, as there is not state funding to assist us with the development of this venture.
Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (known to the locals as CWI) is the region’s gateway to coordinated services, programs and employment for individuals with developmental disabilities and other challenges. The private, not-for- profit agency was established in 1963 in Glens Falls, New York, and supports more than 1,200 individuals each month in Warren, Washington, Essex and northern Saratoga Counties.
In spring of 2016, CWI signed a franchise agreement and lease for Just-A-Buck, in order to create jobs, training and internship opportunities for people with special needs in a completely integrated work environment.
Today, there are six human service organizations operating JAB stores in the nation, and CWI will be the seventh, when it opens up this summer!
The store will be a not for profit retail business and will rely on the general public for its revenue.
Our intent is for the store to become a true community partner and help to further change the perception of people with special needs, focusing on abilities and overlooking their disabilities.
CWI’s Park Club Day Program hosted their Annual Holiday Cookie Contest. The competition is open to all of the agency’s day programs. The following top three winners of this year’s competition are:
TASTIEST COOKIE AWARD went to Everts Ave Day Program for baking delicious Gingerbread Man Cookies.
PRETTIEST COOKIE AWARD went to Midtown Day Program for their scrumptious M & M Sugar Cookies.
MOST UNIQUE COOKIE AWARD went to Generations Day Program for their yummy Jelly-Filled Gingerbread Man Sugar Cookies.
Representatives from each of the day programs are depicted in photo with Park Club Day Services Manager Ellen Katz (far right) presenting them with award certificates. Congrats to the winners and special thanks to everyone who baked for the contest!
And of course, everyone in attendance enjoyed tasting all of the delectable entries—mm good! ... See MoreSee Less
CWI’s North Country Ventures (NCV) recently announced that Allen Threw was their 2015 Employee of the Year! “Allen is well deserving of this award,” says Jo-Ann Harriman, NCV Production Coach. “He is always willing to do whatever is asked of him, adapts quickly to any type of work he is assigned to do and has a great sense of humor.” Allen received a Black Power Ranger shirt and hat (pictured below) in appreciation of his dedication and hard work.
NCV is an integrated workplace where individuals with disabilities develop competencies, emphasizes their important roles in production and encourages continual building of employment skills. Allen has been working at NCV for almost 30 years. Congratulations Allen! ... See MoreSee Less
Boy did we stuff the bus! More than 2.5 tons of food was collected as a result of our 2015 Live United Stuff the Bus Food Drive! Special thanks to all who donated, sponsors and volunteers! Because of your generosity, the holidays will be brighter for those struggling to put food on the table. Eighteen food pantries in Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties benefited from this annual event. ... See MoreSee Less
Cassandra BookeGreat event! My students we so happy to help volunteer! :) I shared a picture of them and the mascot with our school....would you please let me know what the mascot's name was? Thank you!8 months ago