If you are the kind of person to sit down on Sunday afternoon and peruse through the newspaper, you may have seen some faces of EV looking back at you from yesterday’s front page. The Chapel Hill News’ Mark Schultz compiled two stories (read them here and here) that provide a glimpse into the work being done here at Extraordinary Ventures.

We would like to thank Mr. Schultz for putting together such insightful and thorough stories. Having someone take the time to understand the process of our work and illuminate it for the public promotes understanding of a bigger issue: that there is a ready and able workforce of individuals with developmental disabilities that is being underutilized and underserved. Providing meaningful employment for this population takes the support of an entire community. From the job-training program at Chapel Hill High School to the local businesses that partner with organizations like our own, our whole community benefits when these individuals are included in mainstream employment. We’re eager to keep expanding employment opportunities through our laundry service and other business ventures, which we will keep you informed about over the coming months.  

For those of you who don’t come through EV’s doors on a regular basis, we hope Mark Schultz’s articles give you an idea of what we have been up to lately.  As staff members, we get to see Matt and the rest of our employees handle the responsibilities of maintaining an event center on a daily basis. They set up tables and chairs, prepare food and take care of the day-to-day duties that keep our facility running smoothly. There are only four of us operating the administrative side of Extraordinary Ventures, so without our great employees we simply could not run our business. In the spirit of the season, we give thanks for our employees that keep EV running every day.