My Possibilities Announces Grand Opening of New Career Services Building
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PLANO, TX, May 26, 2022 /CSRwire/ — On May 5, My Possibilities (MP) hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of a new chapter. Initially scheduled for March 2020, the first sod was postponed due to COVID. Over the past two years, the cost of constructing buildings has increased dramatically, forcing MP to raise additional funds. A grant from the Rees-Jones Foundation served as the catalyst for additional funding from the Mabee Foundation, allowing the MP to close the gap on fundraising earlier this year. My Possibilities has completed the first phase of its $29.3 million capital campaign for the construction of the first two buildings of the Campus for Higher Learning. Bread Financial, formerly Alliance Data, and the Rees-Jones Foundation contributed $2.5 million to the fundraising campaign.
When the Career Services Building, powered by Bread Financial, opens in mid-2023, it will offer professional training paths and certificates in the areas of customer service, retail, administrative support, culinary arts, technological bases and hospitality, among others. When full, up to 300 additional adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), affectionately referred to as extremely important people or HIPsters, will participate in programs focused on career preparation, job placement and in-depth coaching for HIPsters and the companies that employ them.
“I called this second building the light bulb. This building is for me an acknowledgment of the right of HIPsters to be part of the workforce. For many people, when they get to a certain point in their education where they figure out what they want to do in the world, their next step is to get more education, more training. They need more time, more skills, to choose that career path, to be who they want to be in the world, to contribute in ways that are important to them. Our HIPsters didn’t have the same opportunity. It was simply never intended or planned for them to graduate and then take the same leap into training and education. This building more than doubles in space, more than providing support for another 300 HIPsters on a weekly basis. It’s about providing a pathway to inclusion through the workforce in a way the disability space has never seen before. We hope that this building will serve as an example, a beacon and a light bulb for organizations and people across the country so that this population has the opportunity to continue learning, training and accessing a job of which they are proud. , and the world will accept them,” said Michael Thomas, executive director of My Possibilities.
When completed, the 20-acre MP campus for higher education, just north of George Bush in Plano, will house the Fischer Family School of Life Skills, the Career Services Building, powered by Bread Financial, and a therapy center. and communications, wellness center, outdoor sports complex, dormitories, and retail center focused on the training and employment of adults with IDD. Additionally, My Possibilities is developing a 300-home, 180-acre inclusive residential community in Garland, Texas known as Mission Hills.
About my possibilities
My Possibilities is a North Texas 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a leader in vocational education for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities throughout North Texas. To learn more, visit mypossibilities.org.
About Bread Financial
Bread FinancialTM (NYSE: BFH) is a leading-edge financial services company that provides simple, personalized payment, lending and savings solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digital choices that deliver ease, empowerment, financial flexibility, and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial drives partner growth through a full suite of products, including private label and co-branded credit cards, loans installment and buy now, pay later (BNPL ). Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its Bread CashbackTM American Express® and Bread SavingsTM credit card products.
bread financialMT(NYSE: ADS) is a leading-edge financial services company that provides simple, personalized payment, lending and savings solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digital choices that deliver ease, empowerment, financial flexibility, and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth to its partners through a full suite of products, including private label and co-branded credit cards , installment loans and buy now, pay later (BNPL) . Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded payment, loan and savings products.
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