Matt Amendt - 2018 Employee of Year

Some people consider work a chore, but going to a job each day and earning a paycheck gives great meaning to Matt Amendt’s life. “When you have a good job you have purpose and a sense of self-worth,” Matt said.

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Allison Ashmore - 2017 Employee of the Year - Naval Station Newport - Rhode Island

Following high school, Allison was enrolled at a disability workshop where she helped out in the kitchen, but despite her work there, people in the program didn’t think she could handle the hectic, noisy environment of the food galley at the Naval Station. When Allison persisted, the disability workshop team decided to give it a try. That was in 1995, and Allison’s been there ever since.

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Tommy Huynh - 2016 Employee of the Year

You’d never know it by his infectious smile and positive attitude, but Tan “Tommy” Huynh survived two traumatic experiences. Today, one of the high points of Tommy’s life journey has been working at Global Connections to Employment (GCE).

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Pam's Story - Operational Manager with the Armed Forces Retirement Home in D.C.

Pamela Cox started out as a custodial worker with no formal education. Today she is an operational manager who’s working toward a master’s degree in management.

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