Award reception for People First grant award winners
People First Rapid City announced its first awardees of the People First mini-grant. The purpose of this mini-grant is to provide additional opportunities to individuals with disabilities to live to their full potential and access additional resources. The grants are focused in the areas of advocacy, medical needs, improved independence, education, employment, personal development, or a community project for people with disabilities.
Grantees are as follows:
Devan Dallman for assistive technology
SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy for riderships
Autism Society of the Black Hills for Exploring Sports and Nature summer program
Sean Bach for assistive technology
Margaret Parker for medical needs
People First is a group of individuals with disabilities who learn to advocate for themselves and others with disabilities. People First meets monthly at Black Hills Works as the Rapid City chapter. People First networks with other states and advocacy groups.
An award reception will be held at the Suzie Cappa Art Center at 722 St. Joseph Street at 12 p.m. on January 28. The public is invited to attend.
In a snapshot
Black Hills Works in Rapid City, SD provides quality services and supports to people with disabilities. We serve over 600 individuals age 16 and older with various disabilities including learning and developmental disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, head trauma, chronic mental illness, physical impairments, and others. Throughout vocational training and Employment Resources, we also provide our business customers with business solutions and a dependable work force.
Services and Supports
Black Hills Works, Rapid City, SD, provides quality services and supports to people with disabilities so they can work toward reaching their potential and living the lives they choose. We work to develop options for each person who, in turn, selects services on his or her needs and desires.
For Job Seekers
Call our job line at 605-343-4581 for current openings or apply on line. To learn more about what particular, positions entail, see our video gallery. Learn more on our career opportunities page.
more employment opportunities
Career Pathways, A new department at Black Hills Works is helping to facilitate a nationwide initiative to provide "Employment First:" The goal of Career Pathways is to further develop working relationships in the community to foster the creation of jobs for people with disabilities.
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