Greetings from Maryland Works' CEO, Mary Manzoni
Greetings Maryland Works Members,
On Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil revealed that we’re going to have six more weeks of winter. Six weeks may seem like a long time, but the time will pass before we know it. Soon, we will be entering Spring and warmer weather. I am excited about the warmer weather, new opportunities and bringing on new Maryland Works staff to assist us with enhancing and expanding our work.
During this past year, Maryland Works assisted in providing community integrated employment opportunities through the Employment Works Program to over 950 individuals with disabilities and offered 25 workshops to over 470 people working at community provider agencies. We should all applaud and commend ourselves for our achievements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively we are creating positive impact.
Celebrate Black History Month
“Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.”
"I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years and can say what most conductors can't say - I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger." - Harriet Tubman
Be kind to yourself and others,