UCPGA Named Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 28, 2018 at 11:34 pm

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplace honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia was founded in 1965 by a group of citizens seeking to establish community based supports to address the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy. Since that time, UCP of Georgia has grown into a comprehensive organization offering a wide range of supports for people living with diverse intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, the organization serves over 500 individuals and families with customized supports designed to ensure individuals maximize their potential, discover talents and skills, and achieve personal goals.

“We are honored to have achieved this recognition, which is so meaningful because it is a recognition bestowed by our team members,” said Diane Wilush, President and CEO of UCP of Georgia. “UCP believes a stable, high quality workforce is vital to the success of those we support. As a result, we devote a great deal of thought, time and energy to creating a workplace where everyone thrives.”

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

Frozen Highways Trapped Some of Atlanta’s Most Vulnerable People

January 29, 2014 at 8:00 am

Seven Clients of a Cerebral Palsy Group Were Stuck in the Storm

By Valerie Bauerlein, The Wall Street Journal

Armed with only a few mini-bottles of water and a bag of candy kisses in her purse, wellness coordinator Vontana Atkins waited out the storm with her clients—five men with developmental disabilities—for more than 20 hours.

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Jay Kapp Receives Ethel Hausman National Volunteer Award

August 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

kapps-with-ucp-celebrity-ambassador-cheryl-hines-2013-jpg-1.480.320.sUCP of Georgia Board Member Jay Kapp was honored with the Ethel Hausman Volunteer of the Year Award.

The award is given to one volunteer in the United States whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to United Cerebral Palsy and the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. Jay received the award at the United Cerebral Palsy Association Annual Conference in San Diego on April 26, 2013. Continue reading

Kroger Rewards

August 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Shop At Kroger? Your Purchases Can Help Raise Funds for UCP of Georgia

kroger-community-rewards-logo.480.453.sUCP of Georgia is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, a great opportunity for our supporters to help raise funds for critical services UCP provides for more than 500 children and adults with disabilities and their families every day of the year. Continue reading