The Viscardi Center Announces Formation of Viscardi Alumni Group
December 6, 2012 – The Viscardi Center (formerly known as Abilities!), a network of non-profit organizations providing a lifespan of services that educate, employ and empower people with disabilities, announced the formation of an alumni group, Viscardi Alumni. It is open to individuals who have attended, graduated from, or worked for any of the organizations or programs started by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., including Abilities, Inc., Henry Viscardi School, National Business & Disability Council, J.O.B. and the Human Resources School.
“Like other alumni groups, our goal is to give individuals associated with The Viscardi Center an opportunity to reconnect and network amongst themselves and the community,” explained Denise Vargas, President of the Viscardi Alumni. “It also gives us the chance to share information on healthcare, public policy, employment and other important issues people with disabilities face every day.” Vargas hopes Viscardi Alumni will become a forum for individuals to share their success stories and a place for people to encourage and inspire others.
The Viscardi Alumni group will offer opportunities to participate in and volunteer at events hosted by The Viscardi Center as well as other community activities throughout the year. In addition, it will be sponsoring informational seminars and workshops. “We can also be an organized voice for people with disabilities on a local, regional and national level,” added Vargas.