Help Overcoming Language Barriers Leads to Upward Mobility At Peckham

Peckham’s manufacturing division in Lansing encompasses an incredibly diverse workforce – 60% female, 66% Non-white, 55% Non-English speakers. Youa Lee Xiong is one of the many immigrants who has found a second home working for that line of business. Like many of her colleagues, Youa left unstable political conditions and an authoritarian regime in her…

“I’m Here. And I’m Working”

Matthew White has been successfully working at Peckham for almost 10 years. He and his service dog Zeb take public transportation to one of Peckham’s several warehousing locations in Lansing every day. His role as a materials handler requires him to securely wrap pallets using a shrink-wrap machine and to ensure the roll doesn’t disengage…

Capitalizing on Abilities Gives People With Developmental Disabilities A Chance to Succeed

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Tim Hyatt is one of the more of 180,000 people in Michigan who have a developmental disability. Tim works at Peckham’s Environmental Services line of business, a division in which almost 34% of the workforce has a developmental disability. Tim had a number of jobs prior to joining Peckham….

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 Team Member Speaks at Michigan Reconnect Press Conference

Yesterday, a press conference was held to announce Governor Whitmer’s budget increase for the Michigan Reconnect program! Mariah Lawrence, who works as a Customer Service Representative here at Peckham, was given the opportunity to share the significance the MIReconnect program has had on her life at this conference! The event was informational and impactful.  …

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…

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…