Inroads To Opportunities President & CEO Featured On Public Affairs Podcast

Top Quote Angela Calzone, President & CEO of Inroads to Opportunities was recently a guest on the ‘Little Give’ podcast. End Quote
  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) January 20, 2024 - Angela Calzone, President & CEO of Inroads to Opportunities was recently a guest on the ‘Little Give’ podcast. Inroads to Opportunities is a Union County, NJ, based non-profit, social services agency that provides programs and services to individuals with disabilities ranging in age from 16 to retirement. As the largest skills training program for individuals with disabilities in New Jersey, Inroads offers vocational preparation, transition from school to work, job placement and coaching, certificate training programs, day habilitation, and mental health services.

    During a long ranging conversation with Host, Cindy Witteman, Calzone highlighted the history and diverse programs offered by Inroads to Opportunities. She discussed running a non-profit organization; providing information on the dedication and passion driving the agency's mission.

    Calzone emphasized the importance of Inroad’s rebranding, moving away from a predefined occupational center image to showcase the multitude of opportunities available. Calzone detailed Inroads’ unique structure of a half day of learning paired with a half day of hands-on work experience.

    When discussing her connection to the organization, Calzone said, “I can’t imagine being anywhere else but this place. I am so in love with these people, our mission, and how this place helps people like my kid.”

    The conversation extended to the importance of growing the organization where Calzone emphasized Inroads’ crucial need for growth and the special place it holds. She stated, “I can see how the organization is starting to pivot. We have always had a lot of great relationships with the community and with friends, and families. Now we are trying to reach beyond that, and really identify ourselves, get out there and tell our story on why this is such an important institution in our community.”

    Calzone urged listeners to get involved with organizations like Inroads in any way possible. She encouraged them to, “talk about the non-profits or the good work going on in your community…be accessible, be available, and be ready to help.”

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    Angela Calzone, an award-winning business and management strategist, has most recently served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Inroads to Opportunities. Prior to that she served as Chief Operating Officer in a contract position for The Webster Apartments in NYC and for ten years as a co-managing member of Change & Response Strategies, LLC, a consortium of leadership, management, human resources, marketing strategists and corporate trainers. Previously, Calzone has held senior leadership roles at a number of top consulting and professional services firms across an array of Verticals.

    Throughout her career, Calzone has received numerous state-wide accolades in recognition of her exceptional leadership both as a serial entrepreneur and business professional. She has been among the finalists of NJ’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners by NJ Monthly Magazine, celebrated among the Best 50 Women in Business in New Jersey by NJBiz Magazine and nominated for Garden State Woman of the Year. Calzone holds a Master of Arts in corporate and organizational communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and business administration from Upsala College.

    Since 1959, Inroads to Opportunities, formerly the Occupational Center of Union County, has provided programs and services to over 400 individuals each year with all types of disabilities and ranging in age from 16 through retirement. Programs and services include vocational preparation, transition from school to work, job placement and mental health services.

    Inroads to Opportunities is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an approved provider of the NJ Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Commission of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Inroads is licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Human Resources, NJ Division of Mental Health, and Addiction Services to provide partial care and Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide Day Habilitation Services. Inroads is an approved Medicaid provider and an approved Employment Network under the Ticket to Work Social Security initiative.

    Media Contact:
    Amy Delman
    Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC
    amydelmanpr ( @ ) verizon dot net

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