Northwest Center is a leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with disabilities because we’re there in the fight with them. We support and advocate for people with disabilities to thrive early, learn more, and find a place in the world, from birth all the way through retirement. Tomorrow, we are asking you to support us in the very first step. NWC has made the commitment to working with families transitioning home from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Written by: Amy & Connor Doran
Edited by: Jennifer Owen
It started as a hobby. Pulling a string, defying gravity with every twist and turn of his body, Connor Doran knows how to fly a kite. He enjoyed gliding his kite through the crisp Washington air, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he thought to share his talents with the rest of the country.
By: Tracee Christie
Writers: Jennifer Owen
Tracee, Senior Area Manager at Integrated Facility Services (IFS), has been with Northwest Center for 15 years and knows what it takes to succeed. From working long hours to personally inspecting with her teams the 1.6 million square feet of property she manages; Tracee knows that hard work and proper management leads to successful teams.
Written by: Wendy Heddrick & Jackie Fountain
Edited by: Jennifer Owen
Innovation blossoms in environments that embrace diversity. At Argus, the female-run janitorial service defies the traditional insular, male dominated profession with a workforce largely consisting of women, minorities, and people of all abilities. We sat down with General Manager Jackie and Senior Manager Wendy to learn about their model of inclusive employment and all the strides Argus is making in the Pacific Northwest.
This past Saturday, April 29th, SODO Park was transformed into a sea of decorative hats and roses, with philanthropic spirit abounding. The Derby was a success for the sixth year running, from the silent and live auctions to the wine pull we raised $267,432 benefiting Northwest Center Kids.
Like many successful young women approaching their 30th birthday, Emily leads a busy fulfilling life. She has a good job, a steady boyfriend, a spunky sense of humor, loves to sew and knit, and dreams of getting married one day. Emily is an important member of the early learning team at Northwest Center Kids Chinook.
Bringing home a new baby is stressful, but for Giselle and Grant, the experience of bringing Griffin home was terrifying. Griffin was born prematurely and spent his first 93 days in UW Medicine’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The prospect of leaving this expert support system was traumatic.
Devin is just an ordinary guy. Like so many young men in their early 30’s, he has a good job, a girlfriend, goes out dancing, loves music and movies, and adores Justin Timberlake. His slightly sarcastic sense of humor and playful nature make Devin fun to be around. Everyone likes him – a very nice guy.
Northwest Center is passionate about equal rights, anti-ableism, and full inclusion for people with disabilities. Thank you for reading.