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2 hours ago

On this cold March morning, we are looking forward to warm weather!

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We're taking this opportunity to let you know that Challenge has registered to be a part of the Ithaca Festival parade, Friday, June 2nd! We'll have more details closer to the event!
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Check out our 2017 artwork by 21 year old Trevon McBean. We love it! Ithaca Festival is getting close... 😀

21 hours ago

Congrats to local athlete Kinsey Henry, who has won two medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games! ... Read More...Show Less

Woot! Woot! Kinsey Henry has won two Silver Medals at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. CONGRATULATIONS KINSEY! Kinsey is from Groton, NY and competed in Snowshoe. #special...

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1 day ago

Rising to the Challenge

Meet John H.!

“It’s given me a good sense of job security.”

That’s one of the main takeaways when you talk to John about why he came to Challenge.

John came to Ithaca at a young age after moving from Watertown. In school in Ithaca, John says he started to get interested in writing, specifically poetry, and says he had a teacher who urged him to keep writing what he enjoyed. That hobby stays with him to this day, but it was in 2010 when he really started to think about using his skill as a writer on a more consistent basis.

John says he gained some confidence when he jumped into the world of self-publishing. He’s worked with a friend to create “Poems From the Heart,” “Mikey’s Find,” and “Stories of Wonder,” and says he even has plans to put together a comic strip in the future. He says it can take anywhere from 1 to 2 months to come up with the ideas and complete each writing project.

Like many of the people who come through Challenge’s doors, a little help has gone a long way to make John a success. John says he was referred to Challenge in 2012, when he started doing some light production work at Challenge’s facilities. Now, you can regularly see John in Challenge’s Imaging department, working on completing projects for individuals, municipalities, law enforcement and more.

John says coming to Challenge has really helped him out, and says this is the longest he’s ever held a job.

“I used to always go fast (at work),” John said, when asked about the biggest help Challenge has provided. “Now, I take my time.”
John says he’s seen the positives of what Challenge can provide, adding that the organization can provide guidelines and help people “get their life in order.”

You can learn more about John’s writing at the following site: www.lulu.com/shop/john-hutchinson/mikeys-find/paperback/product-23064537.html
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3 days ago

BBC News
Challenge Workforce Solutions shared BBC News's Living Differently: I Am A Limbless Weightlifter.
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"I was born without limbs, but that's not stopped me weightlifting." (Via BBC Three).