Nevins Spring Fling April 12th

Spring Fling is right around the corner!  Mark your calendars for April 12th here at Nevins, from 11-3 courtesy of our board of directors. We will have food, drink, a DJ, performance from our Nevins Chime choir, and a lot of other exciting things on our agenda. Remember Spring Fling is open to all members of our Community invite your friends, I hope to see you all here!

 

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March Employee of the Month

Michael Kimble is Nevins March Employee of the Month! Michael has been with us since October 1, 2013 working at CMC with our partnership on the Sterilization and Decontamination Department. Michael is a very hard worker, pays close attention to detail, and his strongest attribute is being a team player. Michael’s words to live by are, “Always be prepared and do everything with a smile”. Michael also is in his senior year at Johnson C. Smith University majoring in Sociology. Congratulations Michael!

 

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February Employee of the Month Kenneth Melton

Kenneth Melton is Nevins February Employee of the Month! Kenneth has been with the Nevins family since March 2013. Kenneth says “I enjoy working at Nevins  because it gives me an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of the individuals we support here.” Kenneth is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Gardner-Webb University and anticipates graduating in August 2014. Kenneth acknowledged the honor of the award, and he hopes he can continue to utilize his skills and compassion to support our individuals to reach their full potential. Congrats Kenneth!

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January Employee of the Month Janice Alexander

Janice has enjoyed a long career with Nevins Inc. for 26 years, providing 1 on 1 habilitative services to our consumers assisting them in developing the skills to live a more fulfilled life.  “I have great passion for the work we do and believe in the differences we make every day in the lives of our consumers.  I truly enjoy working for Nevins, and look forward to the future for continued growth and opportunities that Nevins has to offer.” Thank you for your hard work Janice.

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FESTA ITALIANA Charlotte 2014

FESTA ITALIANA Charlotte 2014 benefiting Nevins Inc.

Sunday May 18th,   Save the DATE!   Details will follow . . .

Festa 2013, before the rain!

It is all about Charity and the Best Italian Food in Charlotte for the 9th year in a row. Guests will again enjoy unlimited spectacular Italian Food, Delicious Italian Wines, Prosecco, Peroni Beer, Wonderful Live Stage Entertainment, a large first class Silent Auction with over 100 items; “Let’s Talk” Italian Kid Zone; an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Bar, by Grapes and Olives on Tap; Italian Imported Delicacy Tasting by Zia Pia! The Festa will again happen in the beautiful surroundings of Queens University of Charlotte, our gracious and generous Host Sponsor for the 4th year.

It all benefits the NEVINS Center, creating opportunity, fulfillment, and quality of life for those with special needs and developmental disabilities.

Our wonderful Chime chorus at Festa 2013!

This year our goal is

…… to help NEVINS purchase a Handicap Accessible Van with a Hydraulic Lift. This is a BIG goal for us…and You ! But so badly needed and worth it.  NEVINS has not had one in many years because of Government Agency funding cuts etc., but they currently have 4 people in wheel chairs that need transportation to their jobs and education. The NEVINS Board of Directors is very excited about our goal and so very appreciative.

Learn more at the Festa Italiana website   http://www.festaitalianacharlotte.org/

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Happy Holidays!

A message to our staff and supported individuals from Adam Lawlor, Executive Director:

We are here at the holiday season and nearing the end of a busy 2013.  Nevins has had a very productive year, and I am very proud to be a part of it.  Nevins obtained CARF accreditation for another three years in August, our presence has grown in the community with volunteers and donors, we have made many facility upgrades, replacing the failing HVAC unit in the Corkey Building, a complete bathroom renovation, and some roofing repairs.  All this could not have been accomplished without your continued patience, and loyalty to the mission that Nevins serves.  We continue to receive encouraging feedback from family members, friends and longtime supporters of Nevins.  As we move in to 2014, we will be exploring a variety of ways to continue growing, and continue our commitment to maintain our position as a leading service provider in Mecklenburg County.  I look forward to sharing updates on our progress and the many challenges that we face in the new year.   I want to share how grateful I am to all staff and family members, for your continued support for the work done here at Nevins.  Have a Happy Holiday, and a Happy New Year!

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Nevins Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

For Immediate Release

Charlotte, NC — CARF International has announced that Nevins, Inc., an organization serving developmentally disabled adults in the Charlotte area, has been accredited for three years for its Community Employment Services in Job Development and Employment Supports, and Community Integration programs. Nevins has maintained and improved its standard of care through the CARF independent review process and has maintained continuous accreditation status since 2001.

In the 2013 accreditation report, Nevins was cited for specific strengths, including providing meaningful, supported employment with high employer satisfaction; offering various social and community activities; retaining a committed and collaborative staff; and using diverse fundraising sources to keep programs and facilities updated.

To be awarded a Three-Year Accreditation, Nevins has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Nevins, Inc., serving the Charlotte area, was founded in 1959 by a group of parents determined to improve the quality of life of their developmentally disabled children as they grew into adulthood. The organization remains committed to helping developmentally disabled adults experience the dignity and empowerment that comes from earning one’s own wage, making choices, having an identity as a worker who performs a meaningful job and contributes to one’s family and community. To learn more, please visit www.NevinsInc.org.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, visit the CARF website at www.CARF.org.

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For additional information, please contact:
Adam Lawlor, Executive Director
(704) 596-1372 Ext. 203
alawlor@nevinsinc.org

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Aktion Club Car Wash on October 2

The Aktion Club will be hosting a Car Wash Fundraiser on October 2nd from 9:30 to 11:15 am at the Nevins campus (3523 Nevin Road, Charlotte). The cost for a car wash is $5 and will benefit club members by assisting with annual dues, field trips and other fun projects throughout the year.

The Aktion Club is a community service group for adult citizens who live with a disability. The mission of the Aktion Club is to provide adults an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership, to serve the community and to be a contributing member of society.

For more information, please contact Delores Miller at 704-596-1372.

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Building Improvements Made Possible By Festa Italiana

Photo by Longoria Photography

Despite rainy weather, the St. Anthony’s Foundation’s 8th Annual Festa Italiana saw a great turnout this summer and raised more than $12,000 for Nevins. Hosted at Queens University, Festa guests enjoyed delicious Italian food and beverages, live entertainment and a first class silent auction with over 100 items.

With donations raised through Festa Italiana, Nevins was able to install a brand new HVAC system in its Corkey Building, replacing the outdated model that had been installed in 1969. In addition, all of the bathroom facilities were repaired and upgraded to better serve the community. These were much-needed improvements here at the Nevins campus and we are very grateful to the St. Anthony’s Foundation and the donors of Festa Italiana for making it possible to keep our facility comfortable for our community members. Grazie mille!

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Tanisha Rorie is August Employee of the Month

Tanisha Rorie, August Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Tanisha Rorie, Nevins’ Employee of the Month this August.

Tanisha has been working for Nevins for three years as an Innovations Supervisor and a driver, providing daily transportation to individuals in the Nevins community. She also serves on the Nevins Planning Committee, where she helps to plan and oversee social and enrichment events.

Tanisha shared that “she is a very happy working at Nevins and enjoys bringing her creativity to help support the individuals served by Nevins.”

Thanks, Tanisha, for your commitment to our community and the Nevins spirit of inclusion, engagement and fun.

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