Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential

Impacts

LEAP and Winking Lizard Team Up To Find Te'Chaun a Job

When Te’chaun came to Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) looking for help finding a job, he had practically no work experience. But what he lacked in experience, Te’chaun made up for with his unfailing... read more

"The Best Job Experience I've Ever Had"

Brian is passionate about movies. Watching characters and their exciting stories play out on screen is one of his favorite ways to spend some time. With an interest in the movie business and a history... read more

Celebrating Employees with Disabilities and Those Who Hire Them!

Expect. Employ. Empower.That is the theme for 2104 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual campaign sponsored each October by the U.S. Department of Labor. The effort is intended to raise awareness of the vast... read more

Headed Off to College, Confident and Prepared

To celebrate the start of the academic year, LEAP features Lauren’s High School High Tech final presentation. Lauren graduated from Valley Forge High School last spring and is now enrolled in college. Following is her... read more

Initiative Lands Him the Job

Taking initiative is one hallmark of a good employee, and taking initiative helped James, a LEAP consumer who has a developmental disability, get hired by Marriott Corporation.James was in the midst of a job training... read more

Employment Brings Hope and Healing

A former Marine and construction worker, Anthony finds it difficult to be idle. “I don’t know how not to work,” he said. A horrific car accident in 2008 left him with a traumatic brain injury... read more

Building Confidence, Making Choices, and Defining Herself

Deanna won’t let others define who she is or what she can (or cannot) accomplish. That wasn’t always the case. But because her parents helped her acquire skills for independence, and because LEAP helped her... read more

The Courage to Succeed

Charmaine is one of those lucky people who discovered her calling early on. “I knew I was going to be an artist when I was a young child making mud pies,” she said. Charmaine is... read more

Habitat for Humanity Recognizes Extraordinary Service of LEAP Consumer

Emily Hayes has been a housekeeper at the administrative office of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for the past five years. It’s not easy work, as construction volunteers and others frequently tromp through the office... read more

Leroy Woods LEAPs from Consumer to Employee

When you meet Leroy Woods, you immediately notice his shiny, amber-color earring, his fast and easy smile, and his twinkling eyes. All that sparkle perfectly complements his outgoing and energetic personality. It’s easy to imagine... read more