Greetings Everyone!

It is hard to believe November and the onset of the Holiday Season is upon us! I do hope that each of you is enjoying this beautiful fall weather we’ve been having. With multiple trips to apple orchards, pumpkin farms, corn mazes, and more, we sure have been here at ACHIEVE!

I am pleased to share with you that ACHIEVE is relocating some its administrative, human resources and training divisions to 4733 Vestal Parkway East. As our lease is expiring at our 47 Riverside Drive location, we were able to evaluate the financial impacts of renewing the lease and determined that it made better financial sense for our agency to identify a forever home for these operations. Our new Vestal Parkway East location is conveniently located near an emerging workforce and we believe that the visibility, easy access, and other factors make it the perfect location! We anticipate a move in mid-winter, so more to come.

I am also excited to discuss the growth we continue to see in our programs in Chenango, Tioga, and Broome Counties. Most notably, we are realizing a true transformation from site based vocational services to community based vocational and employment supports. With assistance from our ever expanding network of business partners, more and more opportunities are becoming available for individuals to explore the world of work in actual business settings. As many know, workshop transformation has been a challenging issue for our organization, staff, and the individuals supported in our programs. I am pleased with the outcomes I am seeing and envision a rapid and continued growth in these vocational and employment service areas in 2020!