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Octogenarian earns lifetime achievement award

ENGLEWOOD — Jenna Lonsdale didn’t let her disability define her. She proudly worked at Nielsen Market Research Company in Venice. She did great there until she lost her job when the office closed. The 28-year-old Englewood resident was one of 396 workers laid off in April. In five years, she had only missed one day […]

A Mother’s Love

Non-profit organization needs your donation to keep its mission alive. “Thank you for your service,” the phrase civilians often use when they encounter military personnel, seems inadequate considering the sacrifices these warriors have made. Please give lasting thanks by making a donation to Project: Return to Work Inc. (R2W). This national organization honors returning veterans […]

In Loving Memory of Malcolm Douglas Crawford

(August 29, 1920 – May 6, 2014) I am deeply saddened to inform our readers that Malcolm Douglas Crawford, R2W’s Treasurer and my lifelong mentor, passed away on May 6 after a long illness. It is difficult for me to put into words the profound influence Malcolm Crawford has had upon my life, my career […]

R2W Delivers the Right Level of Support to Disabled Job Seekers

By Stefanie Fleisig O’Connor Project: Return to Work Inc. (R2W) is probably best known for helping U.S. veterans to transition back into civilian society via meaningful employment.  Founded in 1998, the Colorado-based non-profit organization has a solid track record of training and placing service people—including wounded warriors with significant disabilities—to perform jobs that best suit […]

Who Are You And Why Should I Care?

The biggest problem facing every business and individual today is choice—lot’s of good choice. And most businesses and individuals do a poor job of differentiating themselves to become the first and obvious choice for their market. “Who Are You and Why Should I Care?” teaches attendees how to define their individual and business brands to […]

R2W President and Board Member Attend White House Meetings

Project: Return to Work Inc. (R2W) founder, Rob Brazell, along with R2W Board Member, Jay D. VanderWerff, attended a daylong White House briefing in Washington, DC. The Obama White House hosted community leaders from states nationwide, highlighting various policies and programs offered by the federal government that are currently available for leaders at the local, […]

R2W Presented the Esteemed Seven Seals Award

Return To Work Inc. (R2W) President, Rob Brazell, was awarded the Seven Seals Award by Admiral Richard Young and General Thomas Mills at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program (ESGR). The ESGR Seven Seals Award is presented at the discretion of the ESGR State Chair in recognition of […]