Thursday, March 11, 2010

NISH awards AtWork! a Certificate of Achievement

AtWork!, a certified Ability One Contractor, received recognition from NISH with the awarding of a Certificate of Achievement for 2009.

The certificate was presented in recognition of the high standards of performance AtWork! has maintained throughout 2009 by providing a service for the Federal government under the AbilityOne Program. AtWork!’s supported employment landscaping program maintains the grounds of the Ft. Lawton cemetery adjacent to Discovery Park in Seattle and at the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital.

Established in 1974, NISH is one of two national, nonprofit agencies designated by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled [a federal government agency] to support nonprofit agencies participating in the AbilityOne Program which provides employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities by procuring Federal contracts for goods and services.

In making the award, Robert Chamberlin, President & CEO of the AbilityOne program, said, “This recognition symbolizes a ‘job well-done.’ Outstanding overall performance in the AbilityOne program proves that persons with severe disabilities can be productive, contributing members of society.”

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