The board of directors for Deaf Access Services recently voted to become an affiliate of People Inc. Deaf Access already delivered its services through People Inc., the largest health and human services agency in the region, with almost 4,000 employees. Leaders from both agencies said the decision will allow more collaborative power to meet growing demands across a larger service territory. The goal is to provide improved access to health and mental health services, as well has healthier aging and increased employment opportunities for the deaf community. Deaf Access Services, which has a dozen employers, serves more than 600 people through various programs, including interpreting; American Sign Language, literacy and adult education classes; life skills training and assistive technology supports; job placement and deaf refugee services. It also works with 100 contract interpreters and partners with over 700 service providers. … [Read more...] about Deaf Access Services affiliates with People Inc.
By Bloomberg | PUBLISHED: March 2, 2019 at 9:36 pm | UPDATED: March 3, 2019 at 5:38 am Maria Jose Valero | Bloomberg Square Inc. co-founder Tristan O’Tierney died on Feb. 23, his mother, Pamela Tierney, said on Saturday. He was 35. “I don’t have an official diagnosis,” she said by phone, adding that it was probably related to his addiction. A doctor called her to say Tristan had kidney failure and was under cardiac arrest, she said. A former engineer at Yahoo and Apple Inc., O’Tierney was hired to develop Square’s original mobile payment app in 2009 and stayed until 2013, when he left the San Francisco company co-founded by Twitter Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey. Based in Los Angeles, O’Tierney previously served as the director of mobile at Voteraide, a civic engagement network known as “the LinkedIn for politics,” and a freelance photographer, according to his LinkedIn page. His website showcased his photos of … [Read more...] about Square Inc. co-founder Tristan O’Tierney dies at 35
Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Vectrus Inc. reported record 2018 revenue Tuesday as it awaits the Army's decision on a contract that generates 40 percent of its revenue.Revenue was up 14.8 percent from 2017 to $1.28 billion, helped by $350 million in new multiyear contract winsthat will generate revenue in some cases through 2027, the company said. Profits for the same period declined 40.7 percent to $35.3 million, or $3.10 a share, largely as a result of nearly $23 million in tax benefits from the tax cut enacted in late 2017.Fourth-quarter revenue rose 11.4 percent to $329.6 million, while profits fell more than 75 percent to $10.1 million, or 89 cents a share, also resulting from big gains last year from the tax cut."We reported strong fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial results," Vectrus CEO Chuck Prow said Tuesday in a news release. "During 2018, we positioned Vectrus as a higher value, growth-oriented platform through several new wins, significantly expanding … [Read more...] about Vectrus Inc. reports record revenues
By Alexi Cohan | [email protected] | Boston Herald PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm Organizers of today’s Women’s March on the Boston Common are distancing themselves from the national Women’s March Inc. and plan to take a stand against anti-Semitism amid a growing controversy that has seen Democrats and left-leaning groups abandoning the group. The national movement, which was sparked in reaction to President Trump’s 2016 election, initially served as a voice for change, but has been tainted by anti-Semitic rhetoric spewed by Women’s March Inc. co-chairs Louis Farrakhan and Linda Sarsour, co-president Tamika Mallory and co-founder Carmen Perez. Boston’s marchers don’t want anything to do with it. Karen Cosmas of March Forward Massachusetts, which organizes the local event, said the group has been struggling with brand confusion. “We’ve never had a relationship with the … [Read more...] about Boston orgs keeping distance from Women’s March Inc.
By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 6:11 am LAFAYETTE — At Las Trampas, Angie is known as a fiercely independent go-getter — a woman who refuses to let her developmental disability keep her down. Angie, 58, enjoys dancing, bowling, swimming and getting her hair done. She works at a hospice and thrift stores. Her cozy apartment is adorned with brightly colored arts-and-craft projects of her own making. Still, Angie knows that independence isn’t achieved without some heartfelt guidance. That’s where members of the Las Trampas Supported Living Services (SLS) staff come in. They assist her with life skills such as cooking, grocery shopping, personal hygiene and transportation. “Everybody helps out around here,” Angie said. Las Trampas School, Inc. has received funding this year from Share the Spirit, an annual holiday campaign that serves needy … [Read more...] about Share the Spirit: Las Trampas, Inc. lends a big hand to the developmentally disabled