Year: 2021

40 years of changing lives: Volunteers like Nina are key to our success

    In a typical (non-pandemic) year, Baker welcomes hundreds of volunteers – individuals and groups – to our facilities. Volunteers play a vital role at Baker Industries, working side by side with our program participants to assist, encourage, listen, and support them as they prepare to take the next positive step toward permanent employment…

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Celebrating 40 years of Good Works: Spotlight on Dawn Kuhn

      Dawn Kuhn, President of Advocates Outreach in Exton, has a lot of knowledge about the employment options available to adults with disabilities, having provided job support services to them for over seven years. As a job coach, Dawn helps people with disabilities learn and perform their work duties. In addition to working…

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40 years of Changing Lives: Justin Baker’s Story

Justin Baker grew up with significant health challenges – traumatic brain injury and epilepsy with seizures that plagued him from birth. As he entered young adulthood, Justin wanted what so many of us want – and often take for granted – the opportunity to work and earn a paycheck. Justin had a couple of champions…

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40 years of Good Works: Client Spotlight on Dyad Enterprise

  Dyad Enterprise is a business success story emerging from the pandemic. Looking for a way to help people impacted by the shutdown get back to work, business partners Mark Bartosh, Dan Gerrity and David Brumbaugh started a company that provides a full solution offering in customized kitting and fulfillment. With a large order of Covid-19…

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40 years of good works at Baker: Spotlight on the Barnes Foundation

  In 2018, Bill attended the graduation of the first cohort of Baker Industries’ innovative Job Readiness program. He was deeply impressed by the participant’s stories of growth and transformation. Bill says, “Social justice is a historical cornerstone of the Barnes Foundation’s mission. When I discovered that art was a part of the Baker program…

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Thank you to the Philadelphia EAGLES for the support!

The Eagles continue to support nonprofits that work to reduce barriers to opportunity and end racism. In support of Black History Month, the Eagles are proud to recognize the work of one of these nonprofits each day. In 1980, Charles and Louise Baker wanted to find a job for their adult son, Justin. The issue?…

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