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Challenge Unlimited Forms New Alliance with Porject, Inc.

Challenge Unlimited, Inc., a national, award-winning nonprofit agency serving people with disabilities from its headquarters in Alton, IL, announced today that the organization has formed a strategic new alliance with Project, Inc. which has served individuals with disabilities since 1958 at its South St Louis City facility. Project, Inc. is a leading provider of job training and long-term employment for individuals with disabilities in the region. Since its inception, the group has helped clients achieve productive, happy and fulfilling lives. To reflect this new alliance, the St. Louis organization’s name has been changed to Project CU, Inc.

Project CU, Inc.’s certified workforce performs custom hand assembly and packaging work that is critical for both large and small businesses. Their wide range of capabilities includes assembling point-of-purchase displays and specialty boxes, pharmaceutical repackaging, assembling promotional kits, food retail packaging, and much more.  From start to finish, each job is managed and supervised by a professional staff to ensure that all projects are handled efficiently to meet their customers’ needs.

Challenge Unlimited, Inc. President and CEO Charlotte Hammond noted that this new alliance with Project CU, Inc. will serve individuals with disabilities using delivery models that will enhance  their certified workforce capabilities (including but not limited to vocational and soft skills development, workplace etiquette, personal accountability, and working in team environments).  Additionally, the alliance is expected to grow the availability of resources for individuals with disabilities in their community. “Project CU, Inc.’s highly-trained and qualified staff will continue to achieve successful outcomes for both their clients and area businesses,” said Hammond. “The joint venture will fuel our organization’s growth as we focus on our mission to fill critical employment gaps in the St. Louis region,” said Hammond.

Anyone interested in learning more about opportunities for persons living with disabilities, seen and unseen, is encouraged to visit Challenge Unlimited, Inc. (www.CUInc.org) or to call 618.465.0044.

About Challenge Unlimited

For 60 years, the organization has been committed to serving individuals with disabilities, while serving as a trusted business partner to private businesses, local, federal and state government agencies. As an accredited Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) provider, Challenge Unlimited, Inc. fulfills its mission through adult programs, work skills training centers, employment services, and community-integrated working and living options.

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