Art From The Heart
At Peckham, we believe that creative expression can be a vital part of an individual’s personal and professional growth. Peckham’s art program, Art from the Heart, exists to offer opportunities for creative experiences to people with disabilities and other barriers.
Peckham’s art studio is a non-judgmental, supportive space in which artists have the freedom to pursue their creative practice at their own pace. We believe that making, observing, and engaging with the creative arts can work to grow an individual’s confidence, self-awareness, joy, and community connection.
Art from the Heart advocates for artists with disabilities to have the opportunity to participate in the greater art community. We routinely engage with our community to increase awareness of the creative potential of people with disabilities, and to provide our artists with opportunities to exhibit and sell their artwork.
Art from the Heart is supported by the Peckham Community Partnership Foundation.
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Donations to the Art from the Heart program can be made through the Peckham Community Partnership Foundation:
3510 Capital City Blvd,
Lansing, MI 48906
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind Services
Peckham, Inc. Deaf services program recognizes the unique needs of individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, late deafened and Deafblind. In 2015, Peckham, Inc. established a new unit to provide specialized vocational rehabilitation services to eligible team members who have hearing loss. Our program staff are fluent in American Sign Language and have the ability to facilitate effective, culturally-sensitive communication to the collaborative and highly interactive vocational rehabilitation process. Some specialized services provided by the Deaf Services staff include:
- Vocational Rehabilitation Service
- Communication Techniques
- Assistance with Training and Technology
- Interpreter Resource and Guidance
- Information and Referral
- In-service Training
- Resources for hard of hearing and late deafened individuals
Peckham, Inc. is fully engaged in providing ASL services for clients who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind and meet eligibility criteria. Peckham, Inc's Deaf Services Program contracts highly qualified American Sign Language Interpreters enabling us to fulfill our obligations for client-related accommodations. All contractors have a Board of Evaluation for Interpreters (BEI) state level, or a National Interpreter Certification (NIC) national level.
If you have questions about what each certification level qualifies them for, in terms of job complexity and difficulty, please contact the Peckham Deaf Services team.
Sorensen Video Replay Services (VRS)
Assisting Technology Equipment VRS allows Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to have telephone conversations with hearing people. Using a videophone with real-time video connection, an interpreter relays the conversation between the two parties.
Peckham guests and clients can use the VP as needed.
Purple Video Remote services (VRI)
Purple's Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is the on-demand service that provides communication between deaf or hard-of-hearing persons and hearing persons that are in the same location, utilizing an interpreter by wya of a computer with a webcam and Internet connection or a tablet using a cellular connection.
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AmeriCorps is a national service program that promotes and addresses critical needs in communities.
AmeriCorps is grant-funded and awarded to non-profits, school districts, community/public agencies and faith-based groups. AmeriCorps members, commit to a year of service in the communities where they live and work. AmeriCorps Economic Opportunity Coaching Program is a local program that provides direct service to clients of Peckham, Inc. in the areas of financial literacy and employability skills coaching. Members are placed in focus areas; such as Adult Education, Youth Services, Financial Literacy, Income Tax Preparation, and Employability Skills.
AmeriCorps members serving in the Economic Opportunity Coaching Program provide individual and group coaching to Peckham clients and eligible community members from Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Calhoun counties. Members coach people with disabilities, refugees, and low-income individuals in the areas of financial literacy, adult education, employability skill development, and tax preparation to help them achieve and maintain economic stability.
Programs At Peckham
Members serving with the Adult Education program provide direct service to clients by coaching them in basic English, basic math, and literacy for citizenship both individually and in groups.
Members serving with the Youth Services department provide direct service to at-risk youth in the areas of financial literacy and employability skills.
Members providing employable skills coaching, engage in direct service with clients at Peckham location and Capital Area Michigan Works! to help them understand and improve upon their employability skills.
Members providing Financial Literacy services engage in direct service with clients to help them understand the tools and skills necessary for managing finances and turning income into lasting assets.
Income Tax Preparation
Members providing income tax preparation services provide individual and group coaching sessions so that clients may learn how to prepare income tax returns without having to seek paid-preparation in the community.
Peckham Veteran Services
Peckham values work place diversity and firmly believes that it makes our organization stronger. Peckham understands the inherent dedication, integrity, and honor that come with employing veterans and welcomes them into our diverse workforce.
Peckham is continuously working with local and state organizations and businesses to aid in the promotion of hiring our nation’s veterans. We actively recruit and encourage veterans to apply for both staff and team member positions.
We recognize the unique needs of the men and women who have served our country, or are still serving in the Guard or Reserves, and are proud to offer employment opportunities to those who have recently transitioned into the civilian workforce.
Peckham creates a supportive environment for qualified veterans, offering paid training for jobs in IT Services, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing. These positions provide the opportunity for a veteran to gain transferable job skills, while continuing to connect with fellow veterans who offer peer support and insight.
Hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense. Veterans bring skills, an outstanding work ethic and a solid foundation of values to the workplace and become highly productive employees. By becoming a MVAA Certified Veteran- Friendly Employer, Peckham is declaring to the veteran community that we recognize the importance of hiring veterans and we pledge to actively seek out veteran applicants and encourage them to seek employment with our organization. We will educate our managers and supervisors on the value of hiring veterans, and provide them with the tools they need to effectively manage veteran employees. We will continually recognize and support our country's veterans and their families in appreciation for their service and sacrifice to our county.
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Veteran Peer Group
Peckham recognizes the importance of support and creates opportunities for veterans to connect with other veterans at Peckham for mutual sharing of camaraderie and fraternal support in their journey back into civilian life.
Peckham Veteran Services also works to raise community awareness of the unique needs of combat veterans.