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Christine Schulz

Christine Schulz is Manager of Supported Employment and Community Access and also oversees the Project SEARCH site at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Christine and her teams are motivated to help individuals with disabilities prepare for, obtain and retain community jobs. Each day, Christine sees transformative change within our communities as more employers see the value that individuals with disabilities can bring to their workforce. Being a part of making this happen is what inspires her to give her all each and every day to her team and the work that they do together. Christine has been with Goodwill for 5 years since November of 2010.

Recent Posts

2018 Project Search Update

Posted by Christine Schulz on August 30, 2018

I would like to share the exciting news about our two Project SEARCH completion ceremonies that we held in June. This year, we had 12 interns successfully complete Project SEARCH at the Milwaukee County Zoo and another six interns who completed Project SEARCH at General Mitchell International Airport — it was our first year of Project SEARCH at the Airport!

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Posted by Christine Schulz on April 25, 2018

Over the last several years, we have transformed how we serve and support individuals with disabilities and the timing was right to re-brand ourselves. Through community member focus groups and our team's input, we were able to collaboratively come up with our new name, that I’m very excited to share with you— EmpowerOne. We believe this new name reflects our team’s purpose and our vision statement:

We empower individuals with disabilities to achieve and thrive through employment, 
connection and inclusion in the community

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New Project SEARCH location

Posted by Christine Schulz on January 16, 2018

Project SEARCH interns at General Mitchell International AirportIn October of 2017 General Mitchell International Airport became the first, ever airport to become a Project SEARCH location. We are so pleased to be partnering with HMS Host and Paradies Lagardère, as both businesses are hosting our six interns and giving them the opportunity of a lifetime! I would like to share with you what our interns have learned so far through Project SEARCH and what they have been doing during their first rotations.

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Bright futures ahead

Posted by Christine Schulz on September 18, 2017

Our Project SEARCH completion ceremony was held on June 7 at the Milwaukee County Zoo and a total of 12 interns completed the program. I had the privilege of helping plan for this event again this year and enjoyed every minute. Project SEARCH is very near and dear to my heart, as each year I am always impressed with the Project SEARCH interns’ growth and resilience as they progress through the program.

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A New Year for Project SEARCH

Posted by Christine Schulz on February 8, 2017

Last year, I had shared success stories about Project SEARCH at the Milwaukee County Zoo. I am back this month
to share more updates on our current group of interns.

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Project SEARCH intern update

Posted by Christine Schulz on September 27, 2016

Earlier in the year I wrote about our Project SEARCH program that has truly been changing the lives of the young adults who are participating. I wanted to give you an update on these interns. On June 8, 2016, our 11 Milwaukee County Zoo Project SEARCH interns successfully completed the program. The completion ceremony was one of my proudest moments in my career at Goodwill as it has been an incredible journey to see the program develop from the ground up. Most of all, I am impressed with each intern as each one has come so far in developing their independence, confidence and skills.

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Hands on training proves successful for Supported Employment program

Posted by Christine Schulz on August 11, 2016

Last month, we completed a culinary training pilot in Café 1919, our cafeteria, which is located at the James O. Wright Center for Work and Training. The training focused on providing skill building opportunities for individuals with disabilities who are on track for Supported Employment services.

All four of the trainees successfully completed the program and participated in a completion ceremony late last month. I had the pleasure of attending the ceremony and seeing all of the trainees beaming with pride and optimism for what comes next: a community job!

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Learning new tasks through Project SEARCH

Posted by Christine Schulz on March 17, 2016

As promised, here is another Project SEARCH success story I wanted to share with you. However, let me first provide a quick refresher about what Project SEARCH is. It’s a transition program for young adults with disabilities to develop job and social skills through on-site internship experiences which lead to competitive employment in the community. Back to our story!

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Changing Lives Through Project SEARCH

Posted by Christine Schulz on March 2, 2016

I always enjoy my time at the Milwaukee County Zoo, as it’s a Milwaukee community treasure. What I enjoy even more about the Zoo now are the Project SEARCH tours I’ve conducted over the past month. The Zoo is a host site for Project SEARCH; an innovative, business-driven, transition program for young adults with disabilities. Currently 12 young adults with disabilities are participating in this internship program that provides work and training opportunities.

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