Riverfront C.O.R.E. participants graduate from program

Program helps disabled individuals prepare for careers

A local non-profit had their own graduation Friday.

Riverfront’s C.O.R.E. program, which stands for Career Opportunity Readiness and Enhancement, helps individuals with disabilities prepare for long-term employment in our community. There was also an open house showcasing each participant’s work over the course of the C.O.R.E. program, and a slideshow of photos from the past 3 months.

Instructors say the program really shows off just how hard their participants are willing to work for their goals.

“We go on this journey together and I see them become so successful and reach their goals, and see their potential and their abilities and what they can contribute to the community, to employers, just in general in life, and that’s a lot,” said C.O.R.E. Instructor Kathleen Wopat.

7 members graduated from the program and another actually got full-time employment while in the program.