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Development Workshop Inc

More than you ever imagined

aka DWI   |   Idaho Falls, ID   |  http://www.dwinc.org

Mission

Vision Statement A Society that values the ability and potential of all people to live, work and play Mission Statement To assist individuals who have a disability or who are disadvantaged to recognize and to achieve their chosen level of economic and social independence. Guiding Principle: To Do the Right Thing Core Values: These values act as a compass to keep DWI on course and moving closer to providing the best service possible: QUALITY, CHOICE, DIVERSITY, INTEGRITY, RESPECT, INDEPENDENCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, HOPE, and COURAGE As a DWI Champion, we demonstrate these values every day and are driven by the guiding principle. They assist us in making daily decisions on how we conduct ourselves and ultimately achieve our mission.

Ruling year info

1974

CEO

Mrs. McKayla Matlack

Main address

555 W. 25th Street

Idaho Falls, ID 83402 USA

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EIN

82-0303456

NTEE code info

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Employment Services

At DWI, our experienced Career Counselors are available to assist you along the process of obtaining a job through our employment services. We've listed out the roles that our Career Counselors will assist you with, along with some additional steps they may help with on a case-by-case basis.

Prior to a job, our Career Counselors will:
Provide individualized assistance to ensure a good job match
Coordinate with a support group to discuss the choice of client
Share DWI's program with the employer
Work to match each employer with the best applicant
Additional steps prior to a job may include:
Helping prepare a professional resume
Review interviewing techniques
Discuss proper dress/attire and body language
When you have received a job through our program, you aren't left alone. Our Career Counselors will continue to work with you and your employer to ensure success.

On the job, our Career Counselors will:
Provide training to ensure that each employee a

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Retired people
Unemployed people
Veterans

Acquiring LIFE Skills is essential for every child’s success. LIFE Skills for Children is about exploring interests, developing skills, learning as a family, and practicing appropriate behaviors in small groups and larger social settings. With LIFE Skills from Development Workshop, the focus is on the individual and on the family as a whole.

LIFE Skills for Children is provided in the home and in the community. Services are individualized to help children with developmental delays gain social skills, reduce negative behaviors and improve their daily functional skills so they can gain greater independence and integration.

Since 1971, DWI has been a leader at providing rehabilitative services to Idahoans with disabilities. Our experienced staff are here to help you navigate the sometimes confusing maze of options and resources, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

LIFE is staffed by trained professionals who are committed to helping individuals achieve their goals in an environment where they feel included, valued, and respected.

Our Program focuses on training individuals with developmental disabilities in Activities of Daily Living (ADL), which include seven major areas:

Self Care
Receptive and Expressive Language
Learning
Gross and Fine Motor Development
Self-Direction
Capacity for Independent Living
Economic Self Sufficiency


Skills training include (but is not limited to): Clothing care, grooming, health care, meal planning and preparation, time management, home leisure and community orientation..

Because we believe that social skills are best learned in a social environment, we offer field trips, crafts and recreational activities to teach and reinforce appropriate social skills.

We add VALUE to the lives of the individuals that we serve by:

Providing learning opportunities that engage the individual in skill development
Providing a

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with disabilities
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Vision Statement
Development Workshop promotes a society that accepts, values, and utilizes
the ability and potential of all people.

DWI will continue to work with those who are disabled and disadvantaged to find valuable employment and acceptance by their local communities. Our community relationships will provide meaningful employment on-site or in the greater community. With community relationships, those who interact with individuals with disabilities and those who are disadvantaged will be seen as having abilities rather than disabilities.

DWI has a wide variety of services as well as business solutions to meet the needs of people served and the greater community. We encourage you to visit our website to fully understand the vast array of services and solutions.

DWI has been providing service to 1000's for 50 years in November 2022. We began with only providing vocational service to 12 people and now annually serves more than 400. We have evolved into a $5 Million Non-Profit organization.

Financials

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Operations

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Development Workshop Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dennis Wilkinson

Dennis Wilkinson

Angelica Guzman

INL

Janice Seargent

Retired OTP

Jon Bonnett

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David Mecham

Marketwise Consulting

Chad Johnson

OTP

Jerald Raymond

Legislator

Teresa Clawson

Spectra Tech, Inc

Steve Holt

INL CPA

Terri Hill

City of Rexburg

Sam Wells

Person Served

Steve Harrison

CEI

Diane Blythe

Parent Rep

Caleb Cole

Person Served

Todd DeVries

LMSW

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/6/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data