Client Profile - Giancarlo

In this month’s newsletter, the Supported Employment Program would like to spotlight our client Giancarlo, who has been working at Continental Gourmet in Gardena since March 6th, 2017. Giancarlo came to ICAN with a passion for working with food, and as a result, we helped him get a job in a local market that is famous for its empanadas, meats, imported Central and South American foods, and homemade salsas.

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A Letter From Scott Elliott

The past six years, ICAN has grown from a newly formed 501c3 non-profit, to year round organization with 70+ employees supporting our various programs. This year we are thrilled to be laying the foundation for our new homebase in Hermosa Beach as well as opening a new Employment site in Long Beach, expanding our services and programs to even more.

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Lindsey Stone
Saturday Programs and Winter Camp 2018!

This year, Social Program is off to a bright start! Kicking off the year, our first program was the L.A. Zoo lights. Our clients and volunteers headed to the Zoo on January 6th and enjoyed a night filled with lights, animals—even reindeer!—gardens, and an amazing lights and water show. New volunteer Roxanne Riva joined us for the first time and raved at how much fun she had with the group and enjoyed seeing all the clients look out for each other and spend time with one another.

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Social EventsLindsey Stone
Together WE can!

I want you to take a minute and think about all the friends that you grew up with. Over the years, you have seen people’s lives change and their careers develop. Success is relative for each of us, but some of the people we know get to a place where we think, “they’ve made it!” Whether they go high up the corporate ladder or make a name for themselves in the performing arts, there are always those people that stand out and reached a major life-goal that puts them among the top 10-15% most successful people we know.


Not everyone we know achieves this success or has things work out the way they had planned. But what if we could change that?

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Love is brewing in the ICAN Marketplace

2018 has kicked off to a great start for our Marketplace department and is in full-swing. Since opening our Etsy Lab in 2016, we have tripled in size and have been expanding our products and creativity! Each wreath is methodically thought up and processed. From gathering ideas to buying supplies, choosing a name to constructing, then taking product photos and, finally, uploading on our Etsy site.

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Market PlaceLindsey Stone
Day Program - Winter Update

The Life Skills Day Program has much to celebrate as we start 2018! We just celebrated our two year anniversary as a program and are now providing this community-based service for about 50 clients and their families. We have also successfully transitioned from our original location in Hermosa Beach to our new temporary site located just a few blocks from the Redondo Beach Pier.


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