Peckham Participates in the Science Summit at the UN General Assembly & Highlights Inclusive Work Environment

“The self-esteem which can develop from the ability to support oneself and one’s family, and participate in a productive workplace, is the very definition of inclusion in society.” That’s the message that Laurie Penfold brought to participants in the Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly. On September 29th, 2022, Laurie and Peckham CEO…

Finding a Career At Peckham Allows Team Member to Fulfill a Promise Made 29 Years Ago

When Joe got married 29 years ago, he promised his wife he would take care of her. Throughout his working career, he’s worked dozens of jobs, including eight in the Lansing Mall, trying to fulfill that promise.  However, his goal of making enough money to become the majority breadwinner in the household seemed always out…

Peckham’s PSAT Team Funds Wheelchair Swing, First of its Kind in Lansing

Peckham recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the installation of a wheelchair swing at Beacon Park in Lansing. Amber Warren, Peckham Contact Center Team Support, explained that the swing is a “dream come true” for PSAT (Peckham Self-Advocacy Team). PSAT, which advocates in community service works project, funded the project through a combination of…

Battle Creek Team Member’s Upward Mobility Story at Peckham Highlights AbilityOne Benefits

Donald Tate is a Customer Support Specialist for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Customer Interaction Center. In his role for DLA, Donald provides support to military personnel, government agencies, and Department of Defense vendors as they navigate the complex systems involved in maintaining U.S. defense operations across the globe. Donald provides support for tough questions,…

Peckham Partners with Others for Congressional Briefing on House Resolution 159

In October, Peckham’s Corporate Vice President, Ann Gillmore collaborated with members of ACCSES, ACCSES New Jersey, Aspiro and United Cerebral Palsy, as they came together in a virtual congressional briefing to discuss and advocate for increased access, opportunity and recognition for individuals with disabilities in several areas. As a part of the briefing, the team…

Peckham Partners with Includesign to Manufacture The LapSnap

Peckham Apparel Manufacturing recently partnered with Includesign, a new mission-based startup to produce the LapSnap, a first of its kind, adaptive basket for individuals who use wheelchairs. The LapSnap is a versatile carrier that enables individuals to better manage daily activities such as shopping, household chores, gardening and more with a great level of independence….

National Arts in Education WeekEmily Chase, Manager of Creative Experiences, shares her experience

This week is National Arts in Education Week, and Peckham celebrates the artists in its Art from the Heart program, and the leadership of our Manager of Creative Experiences Emily Chase. Emily is a 20 year artist and educator with experience in psychology, visual art, special education, community and school based arts programming with underserved…

Representative Elissa Slotkin Visit

Representative Elissa Slotkin visited Peckham in August to thank our Business Services and Manufacturing team members for their contributions to the U.S. military and their commitment to the positions they hold as essential workers. Working through the COVID-19 pandemic has been no small task. Peckham thanks Representative Slotkin for taking the time to thank Peckham…

Avail – Innovative Technology Drives Success

How many of us have used videos to learn a new skill? YouTube to show us how to change a tire or plumb a bathroom? Or TikTok to teach us a new recipe? Video prompts can be very helpful when you are learning something new. We are thrilled to pilot an exciting new technology to…

Accessibility in a Pandemic: Tips for law enforcement to serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population

After reading “Pandemic masks make police interaction with deaf people even harder” by Spartan Newsroom, we tapped our in-house expert Calvin Kennebrew, who specializes in deaf and hard of hearing services at Peckham for some insight on the topic. Read his thoughts below: The pandemic has created substantial accessibility challenges for people who are deaf…