Thursday, April 19, 2018

Innovations Celebrates Volunteers

This week is National Volunteer Week, and Imagine!’s Innovations team has two wonderful volunteers at their administrative building to thank!

Christina and Beth have committed their time and talents to Innovations over the past year and commit many hours per month to assisting them in so many ways! The Innovations staff wanted to recognize their hard work, and did so by throwing them a little shindig complete with cake, gifts, and a giant poster filled with well-deserved “thank yous.”

Imagine! appreciates all of our generous volunteers, and invites anyone else interested to sign up and volunteer themselves!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

The week of April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week.

To celebrate, we’d like to share a short video featuring a family that has volunteered at Imagine!’s Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome for the past several years.

Interested in volunteering yourself? Click here to get started!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Imagine! Family Support Services Lifesaver: Marsha Thinnes

Imagine!’s Family Support Services Program (FSSP) hands out the “Life Saver” award to recognize and honor employees for their overall initiative, positive attitude, and diligent attention to job responsibilities.

This month's recipient is Marsha Thinnes.

Marsha is a dedicated employee of the Family Support Services team. She is a leader in data entry, an excel wizard and extremely organized with processes. Marsha works hard to support her team and the families we serve by constantly updating our resources, paperwork and communication around grant funding and timelines. We wouldn’t operate as smoothly as we do without her!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Wild Rumpus Begins Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow evening, Imagine!’s Out & About Centre Stage for Children is debuting “Let The Wild Rumpus Begin.” Details are below.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Imagine!'s Early Intervention Rockstar: Elysa Polovin

Imagine!’s Early Intervention (EI) program has a terrific team working to create a world of opportunity for all abilities. To show their appreciation, this team chooses a “Rockstar” each month within their program. Team members submit nominations describing what the nominee has contributed, going above and beyond to support those we serve.

We would like to recognize Elysa Polovin as this month’s Rockstar.

Elysa has been with Imagine! for three years. She is an eager learner and catches on fast. Elysa is a great team player. She ensures that her families are taken care of to the best of her ability, constantly providing resources to best support their needs. Elysa is heavily involved in Imagine!’s first “Share Your Idea” campaign. She has put in countless hours doing research into her idea, hoping to see it come to reality soon!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Imagine! Artists Showing Work Tonight at Rembrandt Yard

One of the many services Imagine! provides is the opportunity to learn to express oneself through arts of different mediums. We also believe in supporting those artists who wish to take their art to a professional level. The Imagine! artists have participated Lafayette’s Art on the Street, and have had their own show at the Dairy Center for the Arts. 'Art at Work' is a class that was developed where advanced artists are encouraged to create and share their art with their community and beyond.

Tonight Imagine! artists from the Art at Work class are loaning their art for a reception at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder. The art will be available for purchase. The event is FREE, and there will be music, refreshments, and tons of great art! The reception is from 6-9, and we hope to see you there.

If you can’t make it tonight but would still like to purchase an Imagine! artist’s work, check out our Etsy shop.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Sarah Gumson - April 2018 Imagine! Excellence In Customer Service Award Recipient

Congratulations are in order for Sarah Gumson, part of our Innovations team, who was selected as the April 2018 recipient of the Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award.

Sarah’s nomination included the following praise:

Sarah is a kind, hardworking and empowering supervisor. She gives very specific feedback that gets right to the point, and is tailored to meet each staff member in a way that facilitates growth and a feeling of belonging. She created an appreciation board for all staff and residents to show love and appreciation for one another. Sarah loves and deeply respects all residents. She is creative, innovative, and always looking out for new ways to improve services for each resident. She is so passionate about this population that she writes all of her graduate school papers on how to best work with people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges. She somehow manages to be a grad student and a group home site supervisor, and she deserves recognition!

Great work, Sarah, and congratulations on this well-deserved honor!