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Meet our new Human Resources Director – Meka Green

MEKA GREEN NAMED DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT PROJECT INDEPENDENCE Costa Mesa, California, October 15, 2018 – Meka Green of Paramount has been named director of Human Resources for nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa. She has been at Project Independence since 2007 and has many years of experience providing...
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9th Annual PI Walk tops $60,000

NINTH ANNUAL PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK TOPS $60,000 IN DONATIONS Funds raised enables organization to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, September 25, 2018 – By the time the last of the walkers left TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa at the conclusion of the ninth edition...
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Nonprofits Providing Essential Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities Cannot Afford to Pay A Living Wage

The inability of many Orange County nonprofit organizations to pay living wages to their staffs is taking its toll. It’s a major hurdle for Costa Mesa-based Project Independence, which serves Orange County residents with developmental disabilities. I recently spoke with a parent of a young man with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD)...
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Catalina Island Trip

Access to Adventure participants shouting out a big thank you to The Costa Mesa Foundation and the Foster Family Foundation for their support. A good time was had by all on our trip to Catalina Island!  
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ADA Anniversary

Today is the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - please join us in keeping the spirit of the law alive by advocating for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S.817/HR 1874)! The Ask: Today, ask your Members of Congress to support this legislation by: Emailing them directly....
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Doe and Stag Candles Partners with Project Independence

Miranda Davidson, owner of Doe and Stag Candles, has generously offered to donate 100% of all profits from the sale of D&S candles and other products to Project Independence in support of their mission of serving over 700 adults with developmental disabilities. “I am part of the Project Independence Family...
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OC County Register/OC Marathon Good Works

Project Independence of Costa Mesa has received $9,300 in donations following the nonprofit’s participation in the 2018 OC Marathon and OC 5K race. Project Independence’s ninth annual Walk For Independence is set for Sept. 8 at Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Go to proindependence. org for more information. The nonprofit...
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Access 2 Adventure

More than a dozen adults with developmental disabilities found adventure on the water Wednesday when they tried their hands at outrigger canoeing at the Newport Aquatic Center. The paddlers are clients of the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence and participate in its Access 2 Adventure program. The activity was arranged...
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