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Israel Elwyn Supported Employee Chosen as Jerusalem YMCA’s “Outstanding Worker"

June 2017

   An employee supported by Israel Elwyn’s employment services program was named “Most Outstanding Worker” by Jerusalem YMCA.

 Avi* is a 36 year-old with a disability who lives in Israel Elwyn's Community Residential Services.  He has been a participant in Israel Elwyn’s continuum of employment programs since graduating from high school, growing his skills, abilities, and self-confidence each step of the way.  His Israel Elwyn training, good employment skills, and desire to work have allowed him to succeed at work in the community in a range of jobs with supports from Israel Elwyn.  Today, Avi is one of several individuals with disabilities working for the Jerusalem YMCA with support services from Israel Elwyn.

YMCA hired Avi in July 2016 to work in its laundry, which provides service to the hotel and the pool.  His responsibilities include gathering sheets and towels for laundering, ironing and folding the clean items, and distributing the finished products.  When the laundry's staff decided to hold a competition to choose the best employee, Avi quickly became the favorite choice  for his diligence, pleasing manner, and readiness to help. He is the YMCA "Outstanding Employee” and the “Pride of Israel Elwyn”.

*Not his real name

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