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                                                  Marketplace news, opportunities and experiences from the Ticket to Work Marketing Department

                                             Ticket to Work Launches Strategic Marketing
Inside this issue:                           Alliance with Key National Leaders
• Ticket to Work News and                    As part of an ongoing intensive campaign             the Wilder Foundation/Center for Com-
    Information                              to boost interest and mobilize communi-              munities (WCC) joining forces as core
                                             ties to build more networks for employ-              partners.
• Conference Calendar                  4     ment for people with disabilities, the Ticket
                                                                                                  In 2005, the Alliance will launch a grass-
                                             to Work Program Manager, MAXIMUS,
                                                                                                  roots campaign targeting the cities of New
• Recently Approved ENs                5     has formed a new National Alliance with
                                                                                                  York, Miami, Detroit, Dallas/Ft. Worth
                                             five strategic partners. This collaborative
                                                                                                  and the Los Angeles/San Diego corridor.
• Additional Information                     will strive to create greater awareness of the
                                       6                                                          The campaign will focus on offering
    Request Form                             Ticket Program in five major U.S. metro-
                                                                                                  public/private partnership development
                                             politan areas, market new business and
                                                                                                  resources and technical assistance in order
                                                                     social enterprise op-
                                                                                                  to attract, engage and sustain local service
                                                                     portunities, build
                                                                                                  provider and business interest.
                                                                     service capacity, and
By the numbers:                                                      meet employment              For more information and updates, please
                                                                     demands through              visit the Ticket to Work Web site at:
•   EN Applicants: 1,451                     local strategic public/private partnerships.         www.yourtickettowork.com, or contact
                                                                                                  Shelly Thieme or Ann Osborn at the
•   Approved ENs: 1,146                      The National Association of Workforce
                                                                                                  MAXIMUS Ticket to Work headquarters
•   Tickets Mailed: 10,050,319               Boards (NAWB) will lead the Alliance,
                                                                                                  at (866) 968-7842. Additional information
                                             with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's
•   Tickets in Assignment: 68,889                                                                 will be available through NAWB headquar-
                                             Center for Workforce Preparation (CWP),
                                                                                                  ters in Washington, DC and other strategic
•   Payments Made to ENs:                    U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Na-
                                                                                                  partners in the near future.
    $1,200,000                               tional Association of Counties (NACo) and

                                             Ticket to Work Surpasses $1.2 Million in Payments
Of special interest:
                                             to Employment Networks!!!
•   Ticket to Work Announces New             The Social Security Administration and               If you are not yet an Employment Network
    National Alliance in Five Cities         Ticket to Work Program gratefully acknowl-           and are interested in learning how you,
                                             edge the work that Employment Networks               too, may take advantage of the unrestricted
                                             provide on a daily basis to help nearly              federal funding available through the Social
•   EN Promising Practices.…….….2            69,000 Ticket-holders strive for self-               Security Administration, please visit the
•   Recently Approved ENs………..5              sufficiency. We are pleased to announce              Ticket to Work Web site at:
                                             that as of October 2004, over $1.2 million           www.yourtickettowork.com
•   The Power of Partnerships…….3
                                             has been paid to ENs across the country.             or toll-free at (866) 968-7842.
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                                                 Ticket to Work Employment Network Promising Practices:
                                                 Spotlight on Success

“Providing training and                          To date, over 1,400 organi-         EN—business models, best            on the Web at:
helping individuals go back                      zations across the nation           practices, processes, commu-        www.yourtickettowork.
to work fit into the                             have applied to become Em-          nity partnerships and initia-       com/
parameters of what we do.
                                                 ployment Network provid-            tives, opportunities and chal-      marketing_best_practices
                                                 ers in the Ticket to Work           lenges, etc.
It made sense for us to stay                                                                                             Employment Networks that
                                                 Program, serving individuals
on with the Program and try                                                          These studies are a great way       would like to share experi-
                                                 with disabilities in urban
to get more individuals into                                                         for the Ticket Program to           ences with other providers
                                                 and rural communities alike.
the workplace, and obtain a                                                          promote the work of ENs of          should contact Stacey Levitt
little extra funding for our                     The Ticket to Work Market-          all types, while providing          of the Ticket to Work Mar-
agency.”                                         ing Department has begun            relevant examples to other          keting Department toll-free
                                                 promoting the work of these         organizations considering           at (866) 968-7842 ext 3408,
-Harold Johanessen,                              ENs on the Ticket to Work           participation.                      or indicate your interest on
Executive Director, Basic                        website. Current ENs from                                               page 6 of this newsletter and
                                                                                     View the complete profiles of
Enterprise, Port Orange, FL                      all over the country are shar-                                          send it to us today!
                                                                                     the ENs featured here as well
                                                 ing information on being an
                                                                                     as other current EN profiles

         Promising Practices on the Web...visit the Ticket to Work Web site soon to see how each
         organization participates in the Program!
         Arizona Bridge to Independent Living                                     Phoenix, AZ                   www.abil.org

         Beacon Group                                                             Tucson, AZ                    www.tetracorp.com

         Clear Path Job Training                                                  Phoenix, AZ                   www.phoenix.gov/parks/clearpth.html

         Imperial County Office of Employment Training                            El Centro, CA                 www.icoet.org

         Tulare County Office of Education                                        Visalia, CA                   www.tcoe.org

         California State University, Fresno Foundation                           Fresno, CA                    www.csufresno.edu

         Basic Enterprise                                                         Port Orange, FL               www.basicenterprise.org

         First Coast Workforce Development                                        Orange Park, FL               www.worksourcefl.com

         Gulfstream Goodwill Industries                                           West Palm Beach, FL           www.gulfstreamgoodwill.com

         Goodwill of Southern California Metro North Worksource Center            Los Angeles, CA               www.goodwillsocal.org

         McIntosh Trail MH/MR Community Service Board                             Griffin, GA                   www.mctrail.org

         Eastern Iowa Community College District                                  Davenport, IA                 www.eicc.edu/proser/careerlink.html

         Chicago Pilot Project                                                    Chicago, IL                   www.hdadvocates.org

         Cass Valley Enterprises                                                  Caro, MI                      www.cassvalleyent.org

         Saginaw County Community Mental Health                                   Saginaw, MI                   www.sccmha.org

         Central Region Workforce Investment Board                                Rolla, MO                     www.workconnections.com

         East Missouri Action Agency                                              Park Hills, MO                www.eastmoaa.org

         Tri-County Community Action Partnership, Inc.                            Bridgeton, NJ                 www.tricountycaa.org

         Builders for Family and Youth                                            Brooklyn, NY                  www.ccbq.org

         Genessee County Job Development Bureau                                   Batavia, NY                   www.co.genesee.ny.us

         JobLink, City of Alexandria                                              Alexandria, VA                www.ci.alexandria.va.us/joblink

         Richmond Area ARC                                                        Richmond, VA                  www.arc-richmond.com
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Ticket to Work: The Power of Partnerships

Ticket to Work Joins CVS/pharmacy to Encourage Public/Private Partnerships

This fall, Ticket to Work joined CVS/            community in partnership with govern-          CVS/pharmacy stores. A second meeting
pharmacy at their Learning Center Open           ment, faith-based and community organi-        will be held in Washington at the end of
House for Government, Faith-based and            zations                                        October to further assess employment
Community Partnerships in Washington,                                                           needs and expand partnership opportu-
                                                 Organizations invited to attend, including
DC. The event highlighted the opening of                                                        nities between CVS/pharmacy and local
                                                 many Washington, DC area Employment
the new regional CVS/pharmacy Learning                                                          leaders. For more information, visit
                                                 Networks, discussed opportunities to
Center, designed to provide skills building                                                     www.cvs.com
                                                 work with CVS/pharmacy to offer screen-
for new hires, developmental opportuni-
                                                 ing, training and hiring services to staff
ties for current employees and serve the

Chicago Ticket to Work Pilot Project Launched with Mayor’s Office and State VR

With funding from the Chicago Mayor's            oped with the assistance of Health & Dis-      recruit the Ticket-holders via collabora-
Office for People with Disabilities              ability Advocates, an Illinois-based na-       tions and orientations at three selected
(MOPD), the Chicago Mayor’s Office of            tional not-for-profit policy and advocacy      area One-Stop Centers. On September
Workforce Development (MOWD) and                 organization for people with disabilities to   28th, John Coburn, of Health and Dis-
the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Ser-     support the work of three chosen Employ-       ability Advocates discussed this partner-
vices, this summer, the Mayoral Task             ment Network providers in the city. The        ship with ENs in a Ticket to Work con-
Force on Employment of People with               Pilot offers to each EN, revenue in addi-      ference call. For more information, con-
Disabilities announced the conception of         tion to EN payments to assist eight            tact: jcoburn@hdadvocates.org
a new Chicago Ticket to Work Pilot Pro-          Ticket-holders in attaining competitive
ject. The Chicago Pilot Project was devel-       employment. Each of the three ENs will

Community Transportation Association and Ticket to Work Collaborate for Outreach to
Transportation Sector

It is widely known that transportation still     the National Joblinks Employment Trans-        New materials, including fact sheets,
remains one of the most significant barri-       portation Initiative Coordinating Com-         have been developed specifically for the
ers that individuals with disabilities face as   mittee. Joblinks is a program designed to      transportation sector and are now avail-
they seek to enter the workforce. To-            help communities overcome the transpor-        able on the Ticket to Work Web site at:
gether with the Community Transporta-            tation barriers preventing low-income          www.yourtickettowork.com/ market-
tion Association, the Ticket to Work Pro-        individuals from obtaining and keeping         ing_fact_sheet. For further information
gram is conducting an extensive outreach         jobs. Members on the call discussed            regarding the critical role transportation
campaign to inform public and private            many ways transportation providers can         plays for Ticket-holders in the Ticket to
transportation providers across the coun-        serve Ticket-holders in their communi-         Work Program, please contact Stacey
try about how they may take advantage of         ties: providing direct transportation, of-     Levitt in the Ticket to Work Marketing
new resources and revenue through the            fering vocational training in transporta-      Department at (866) 968-7842 ext 3408,
Ticket to Work Program.                          tion-related fields, partnering with com-      and visit the Community Transporta-
                                                 munity providers to jointly offer training     tion’s Web site at: www.ctaa.org.
On October 20, 2004, Ticket to Work
                                                 and supports, along with employing
joined a Community Transportation As-
                                                 Ticket-holders to fill current positions.
sociation conference call with members of
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                          Recruiting for Ticket to Work Ambassadors...Tell Us Your Story!

                          The Ticket to Work Marketing              ers and Ticket-holders) to share    the Bureau, contact Rhoda Perrin
                          Team invites interested parties to        experiences and promising prac-     at: rhodaperrin@maximus.com,
                          become part of our new Ambas-             tices with the Ticket Program at    or indicate your interest on page 6
                          sadors Bureau.                            upcoming conferences and events     of this newsletter and send it to us
                                                                    in your community. Presentation     today!
                          This is an opportunity for Pro-
                                                                    materials will be provided by the
                          gram stakeholders (ENs, govern-
                                                                    Ticket to Work Program. For
                          ment agencies, community
                                                                    more information on how to join
                          champions, advocates, employ-

Mark Your Calendars...
Meet MAXIMUS Ticket to Work Staff at the following events:

Event                                                  Dates                     Location                Web site
Challenge First 2004 Community & Faith-based “In       10/28-30                  Wilmington, NC          www.richmondsupport
Good Faith” Conference                                                                                   center.com

US Business Leadership Network Summit                  10/31-11/2                New York, NY            www.usbln.com

American Association for Adult and Continuing          11/3-6                    Louisville, KY          www.aaace.org
Education Annual Conference

Independent Sector Annual Conference                   11/7-9                    Chicago, IL             www.independentsector.org

National Business Group on Health National Forum on 11/9-11                      Orlando, FL             www.wbgh.org
Health, Productivity and Absence Management

2004 Annual TASH Conference                            11/17-20                  Reno, NV                www.tash.org

Ticket to Work Advisory Panel                          11/16-18                  Washington, DC          www.socialsecurity.gov/work/panel

Texas Workforce Commission Conference                  11/17-19                  Grapevine, TX           www.twc.state.tx.us

National Convention of the Arc of the United States    11/18-20                  Boston, MA              www.thearc.org

National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Ex-   11/30-12/3                Indianapolis, IN        www.nlc.org

The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy   12/9                      Washington, DC          www.religionandsocial
Annual Fall Conference                                                                                   policy.org

Convention and Career Tech Expo                        12/9-12                   Las Vegas, NV           www.acteonline.org

For a complete calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.yourtickettowork.com/calendar

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                                     Recently Approved Employment Network Providers
                                     Below is a list of recently approved EN providers. To see a complete directory of Ticket to Work
                                     Employment Networks, visit www.yourtickettowork.com/endir
“As an EN, the Program
has increased our                    1st Redeemed by the Blood Ministries                                         Fort Wayne, IN

networking capabilities              Access to Meaningful Employment, Inc. (Acme, Inc.)                           Metairie, LA
and has allowed us to
                                     Alliance Temporary Services, Inc.                                            Deer Park, TX
establish relationships
                                     American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD)                      Washington, DC
with other ENs and
national organizations.”             Asian Rehabilitation Services, Inc.                                          Los Angeles, CA

                                     Barrington University                                                        Boca Raton, FL

-Monica Niklowicz, Ticket            Career Services Center                                                       West Burlington, IA
to Work Specialist, Cass
                                     Citizens Development Center                                                  Dallas, TX
Valley Enterprises, Caro,
                                     Contra Costa County Office of Education/ROP                                  Pleasant Hill, CA
                                     Covenant House Michigan                                                      Detroit, MI

                                     Creative Learning Institute, Inc.                                            Compton, CA

                                     Crossing-Career Development and Training Services                            Whittier, CA
Need help filling out
                                     Disabled Person Inc.                                                         Encinitas, CA
the EN RFP? Sign up
                                     Employment Security Department, Southwest Region                             Olympia, WA
for free statewide
                                     Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County                                 Kittanning, PA
conference calls!
                                     Franklin County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities   Columbus, OH

MAXIMUS has begun to host            Guild for the Blind                                                          Chicago, IL
a series of conference calls
                                     Heirs of Christ                                                              Austin, TX
allowing organizations to dial
                                     Jackson County Development Center, Inc.                                      Millwood, WV
in for detailed instructions on
how to effectively complete          Job Starts, Inc.                                                             Los Angeles, CA

the EN RFP.                          Ken Mours Marketing and Recruiting                                           Toledo, OH

The first call in September          MCS Rehabilitation                                                           Los Angeles, CA
assisted over 40 Florida area        Macedonia Career Center                                                      Houston, TX
organizations with easy page-
                                     Magnate Rehab Services, LLC                                                  Detroit, MI
by-page instructions on how
to successfully complete the         Micropower Computer Institute                                                New York, NY

application. Applications are        Midas Consulting Group                                                       Inglewood, CA
now streaming in! The next
                                     Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc.                              Jacksonville, FL
call in the series will take place
on November 3rd, and will be         Northern California Service League                                           San Francisco, CA

available to organizations in        Omaha Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.                           Omaha, NE
Texas who are currently in the       RTW Services, L.L.C.                                                         Newport News, VA
process of completing the
                                     Samantha J. Quaterman                                                        Miami, FL
                                     Trusting Neighbors                                                           St. Paul, MN
For more information on
participating in these FREE          Unity Church of Burbank and North Hollywood (Community Support Center)       Burbank, CA

calls in your state, contact         Upper Valley JVS Adult Division                                              Piqua, OH
your Ticket to Work Market-
                                     Worldwide Educational Services of CA, Inc                                    Concord, CA
ing Coordinator at 1-866-968-
                                     Workman & Associates, Inc                                                    Carthage, MO
                                     Vanguard Community Development Corporation                                   Detroit, MI

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                                    REQUEST FORM

Need additional Ticket to Work Program information? Please complete the following form
and we will be happy to contact you. Fax this information to (703) 683-0957 or call us toll-
free at (866) 968-7842 [TDD (866) 733-2967], and ask to speak with one of our Marketing
Coordinators. You may also visit us online at: www.yourtickettowork.com

Tell us about yourself/organization:


                                                                                                  For more information, please call us at the
Address 2:
                                                                                                  MAXIMUS Ticket to Work toll free number
                                                                                                  below, or visit us at our Web site at:

                                                                                                            1-866 YOURTICKET
Email:                                                                                                       (1-866-968-7842)

Website:                                                                                                    Fax: 703-683-0957

I would like to receive specific information on (check all that apply):
                                                                                                    Visit us on the Web at:
   Becoming an Employment Network                                                                   www.yourtickettowork
   Payment Options                                                                                            .com
   Supplemental Funding Resources/EN Capitalization
   Current Approved ENs (list geographical area, state, and/or sector)
   Joining Ticket to Work Ambassadors Bureau
   Sharing EN Promising Practices

We Want to Hear From You!
You may have noticed that the Ticket to Work Marketing Team recently made some important changes to the appearance and con-
tent of this quarterly newsletter. Now named “Inside Ticket”, the newsletter has been reformatted to ensure that our readers receive
the most critical news, resources, events and statistics. Please use the comment portion of the information request form to give us
feedback on what you would like to see in future editions of Inside Ticket. We thank you for your support and look forward to your

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