National Industries for the Blind
, the nation’s largest employment resource for individuals affected by blindness, has recognized Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
with the 2015 Growth Award.
As a recipient of the award, Clovernook Center will receive funding enabling it to sustain employment while focusing on upward mobility and to continue growth by facilitating more employment opportunities for its clients.
“We are incredibly proud of this recognition from NIB,” Clovernook Center President and CEO Christopher Faust says. “We have worked hard to provide sustainable employment opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired in Cincinnati and Memphis.”
According to the NIB, 70 percent of Americans who are blind and of working age are unemployed.
Clovernook Center’s Community Employment Services department
works to change that statistic, providing coaching and job opportunities for individuals on and off campus through Clovernook’s own social enterprises and also through local employers who collaborate with the organization.
“Our employees are hardworking and dedicated and have truly earned this honor,” Faust says.
And for the NIB, awarding the Clovernook Center with a Growth Award is an honor.
"Clovernook Center continues to lead the way in creating employment and high-growth career opportunities for people who are blind,” NIB President and CEO Kevin Lynch says.
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