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INCLUSIVE WORLD NEWSLETTER, SEP - DEC 2016
Inclusive World

Enabling opportunities for the differently abled
a 501(c)(3) non profit organization

Inclusive World News
December 2016

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
                                            – Barack Obama
Fundraising
Inclusive World was a proud participant in the Almaden Harvest Festival. The mission of the fair is to enable each non-profit organization partner to deliver its message and further its cause, all individuals aligned with our goal of creating an inclusive community. Inclusive World had a table of painted clay tea candle holders and diyas (lamps) and canvas art for sale at our outreach booth with our volunteers.

Inclusive World had a Facebook fundraising event for Giving Tuesday! 
In honor of #GivingTuesday, the money raised as part of the FB fundraiser between the dates of Nov 29th and Dec 13th will be matched up to $1,000 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We got an overwhelming support through donations from various friends and patrons and are happy many believe in the wonderful values of Inclusive World!

We are now signed up on smile.amazon.com.  Our request is for our supporters to make their amazon purchases through this website and pick Inclusive World as their charity organization of choice, for Amazon to give back 0.5% of their eligible purchases.

For more information, visit the 'Get Involved' page on our website!

Art and Craft Classes

Inclusive World holds Arts and Craft Class towards its goal of Small Business Enterprise training at:
Please note that there is a location change in 2017 for our upcoming classes offered on Sunday, it will no longer be at Jeena but at Shirdi Sai Parivaar.

Four artists decorated 55 terracotta holiday tea candle holders and diyas (lamps) during the fall session of which 45 have already been sold.
Six artists painted 31 canvas panels, of which 25 have been sold. You can see them on display at our facebook page.
Click to watch Scratch Programmer in Action!

Scratch Programming Class

Inclusive World holds Computer Programming Class in Scratch towards its goal of professional training at:
Six students attend the class with six volunteers, 1:1 volunteer assigned to each student. 

Accounting Class

Inclusive World has been providing classes in College Level Accounting for a student towards its goal of professional training.
  • At teacher's residence, San Jose on Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30AM.
Volunteer Jobs and Employment

Inclusive World continues volunteer jobs with Girl Scouts of San Jose where our two volunteers work on e-filing Girls Scouts Awards documentation: Tasks include Scanning, organizing digital folders and shredding scanned documents. We have one volunteer at Art of Living Finance Department in San Jose who scans official documents and maintains digital folders to help minimize storage of physical copies of documents. We are very happy to share that three more volunteers will start jobs at Art of Living, West San Jose, by January. Our Volunteer jobs program continues to provide key job skills that candidates need to seek gainful employment.

In mid-July, Inclusive World created a partnership with the well renowned 'The Arc San Francisco' to refer candidates to their Career and Development program. We referred two candidates and both candidates attended on-site interviews. While we await results, we are excited about the potential job opportunities for our youth through partnerships such as this.
Happenings at Inclusive World
Website
We are excited that our website has been revamped and is up and running. For more information, please visit:
http://www.inclusiveworld.org
 Summer Interns proudly displaying their Internship Certificates
Summer Internship Success Celebration
Inclusive World’s first ever Summer Internship Program was a huge success. We had four groups of students, teen volunteers and adult mentors that worked together for 6 weeks to accomplish the following projects: Summer Newsletter, Website Enhancement, Fundraiser Plan and IW Promotion Video. We celebrated the success of summer internships in September. 
Featured in 'Thendral'  Tamil Magazine
Humbled and honored to be featured in Thendral Tamil Magazine. Thank you so much, Krishnan Rangaswamy uncle, for writing a beautiful article.
End of year Celebration
As the year comes to a close, Inclusive World family gathered to celebrate our accomplishments for this year as well as appreciate our students and volunteers for their hard work and dedication. The celebration was filled with food, fun and laughter!!!

Gratitude

Inclusive World would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Shirdi Sai PARIVAAR and Jeena for sharing their space with us for conducting our classes.We would like to thank Duel on Jewel, EV Computing and Reddy Law for their support.

We also like to thank the continued service of our volunteers at fund-raising, in-classes, our booths, and at Almaden Fest. You are integral to making Inclusive World an impactful organization.
Our Mission

Inclusive World's mission is to identify and nurture hidden potential in differently abled teens and youth, thus motivating and molding them to be productive citizens of the world. 
 
Founded in 2012, Inclusive World embraces the ideal of empowerment for everyone. For more information on how you can support Inclusive World, please visit our website at http://www.inclusiveworld.org

We Are On Social Media!

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Donate to Inclusive World!

You can always support Inclusive World by donating online! 

Support Inclusive World when you shop at Amazon!  Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, but a better deal for us!

You can always sign up to volunteer with us!


 

Upcoming Events
Classes resume January second week, 2017.
Arts and Craft:

Scratch Programming:

Holiday party 2016
Inclusive World Family
Volunteers at Outreach booth
End of year party
Terracotta holiday tea candle holders, lamps
Scratch Programming
Canvas Painting in Class
Handmade Greeting Cards
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Testimonials

The Voices of...

 A Volunteer who joined us after seeing our website:


I am a newbie to the Inclusive World family, but am glad I have a chance to participate! I have never worked with anyone with different needs and I was scared at first, but it warms my heart to see you kids work with colors and now I am so happy to volunteer. So thank you for opening up your world to me - Shalini Suresh


A Parent of a participant at Arts and Crafts:

This is our first time and Aravind really enjoys the program! I also feel  this is a great opportunity for Aravind to be a part of this program because they are doing this as a small scale business oriented which really gives satisfaction to everyone in the team! - Lakshmi Avinasiappan


A Special Ed Teacher's Aide Volunteer:

As an Instructional Assistant in a Special Needs classroom working with children aged 4 - 6, I primarily work with them towards their life skills and academic goals. Usually, I do not get to see the children move forward in their thinking as they get older, but Inclusive World provides me with this opportunity and helps me understand the progression of kids several years out. IW is definitely nourishing the special abilities of children and serving as a tool to develop skills for their future. - Priya Rajaram




 

Wishing you a joyful end of 2016 and a happy 2017!                

~ Team Inclusive World

~A special thanks to Pallavi Kuthanur, Arushi Lahiri, Shashank Venkat, Gowri Kuthanur, and Madhu Krishnan for their time and dedication in writing and editing this newsletter~

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info@inclusiveworld.org






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