Rhode Island News

Partnership of Purposeful Objectives to benefit WOU Clients

On October 25th, a team from WOU had the great pleasure of attending a position tour at one of Delaware North's premiere properties and one of Boston's most iconic venues, the TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Celtics. This comprehensive tour kicked off the beginning of a new partnership spearheaded by Amanda Tosoni, Corporate [...]

2023 Roger LaChapelle Award Winner – Jenna Fredette

L to R: Regional Director Trisha Wagner, Jenna Fredette, Director Whitney Ritt Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) is pleased to announce that Jenna Fredette on the Providence, Rhode Island team is the 2023 recipient of the Roger LaChapelle Award. Given annually, this prestigious award recognizes Jenna for her passion and excellence in quality job [...]

2023-09-18T09:09:08-04:00October 6th, 2023|Company News, Rhode Island News, Successes|

Our Teams – Learning and Growing Together

Our WOU Providence and Blackstone team members have been learning American Sign Language (ASL). Manny Martin, the Founder of ASL Academy in Providence, RI has worked with our teams to create a schedule and curriculum that develops the skills needed to communicate in ASL. The classes have enriched our communication skills and cultural competence and [...]

Success Story – Scott Herard

Every day, Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) serves its mission of helping people with barriers to employment find meaningful and fulfilling jobs. With WOU’s support Scott Herard has remained successfully employed as a cashier at The Home Depot for 6 years! Scott began receiving employment services with WOU in July 2014, with the goal of securing [...]

Success Story – RI High School Student, Edwin

North Smithfield High School student Edwin Santos, who will turn 16 next month, is working with the North Smithfield Heritage Association to clean up many of the town’s trails in local conservation areas for residents to be able to better enjoy. This volunteer job and community service through Work Opportunities Unlimited is designed to lead [...]

Providence Job Club 1-Year Anniversary

Providence, Rhode Island- The WOU Providence team is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of their virtual job club! Work Opportunities Unlimited is an organization that thrives on their mission to “create new opportunities for success in the workplace, everyday”.  A core value of Work Opportunities Unlimited is to be “a pioneering and creative organization”. When the [...]

Frank Loughran Award – Kelsey Mola

The 2021 Frank Loughran Award is awarded to Kelsey Mola! This award was established in memory of our late Vice President to recognize excellence in Supported Employment. It is given annually to an employee who has exhibited creativity in job development strategies for individuals with disabilities and a commitment to natural supports in the workplace. [...]

Roger LaChapelle Award – Amanda Tosoni

At our 2021 Annual Meeting, several of our team members received recognition for unique contributions throughout the year. We're pleased to share the good news that our team member Amanda Tosoni received the 2021 Roger LaChapelle Award. This award is given annually to the team member with the most significant job placement results company-wide. The [...]

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