Walking through the thick, cinderblock halls of NW Works, it can be easy to miss the strumming of a guitar and the tapping of a tambourine. But the laughter flowing out of the Music Therapy room is impossible to ignore.
For some of our employees, they always knew they wanted to work with people with disabilities in some capacity. For others, like Direct Support Professional Yvonne Palmer, it was an unexpected twist. “My friend Tina [Martin] got me into this field,” said Palmer with a smile. “I started out as a master woodcarver for HenkelContinue reading “NW Works in Profile: Yvonne Palmer”
One of NW Works’ lesser-known programs is also one of its largest: AbilityOne. The AbilityOne program is a federal initiative to provide jobs specifically for adults with disabilities that employs nearly 45,000 Americans, per the United States AbilityOne Commission. Almost two-thirds of those individuals are veterans. At NW Works, Missy Pugh manages the AbilityOne program,Continue reading “AbilityOne Offers Longterm Careers for People with Disabilities”
Grady (Skip) Philips, III joined NW Works as the Chief Executive Officer in January of 2023. Learn more about NW Works’ new leader in this article.
Since launching the Career Café in September, clients have explored new career paths and built up their social confidence.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WINCHESTER, VA. December 6, 2022– NW Works, Inc. announced today that Grady (Skip) Philips, III has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. With more than 30 years of experience in business leadership, Philips will succeed Debera Taylor and assume responsibilities on January 3, 2023. Taylor left NW Works, Inc.Continue reading “NW Works, Inc. Appoints Grady Philips, III As New CEO “
In this month’s Profile, you will meet Jason Williams, a Director of the NWW Foundation.
This month, we are excited to spotlight one of our longtime employees, Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Vernon Herndon! Vernon celebrated 20 years of service with NW Works this year, through our AbilityOne team.
On October 26, 2022, the NW Works Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers.
After a lot of challenging work, the gardens at NW Works, Inc. are ready for spring. And it’s all thanks to two Director Support Professionals.