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You would want Maya on your team.

She's always on time, she completes her tasks with care, and she's conscientious toward others. "She's wonderful. She knows her routine, and she does it every day very well," said Darcy Bogren, dining room coordinator at Mainstreet Village of Richfield, a senior living community managed by Avinity.

Over the past year and a half, Maya, 25, has grown to be a very valuable team member at the senior living community, where she folds napkins, delivers menus, and passes out beverages to residents. In the process, she's building relationships with her co-workers and the senior residents who appreciate her hard work and friendly personality.

Her success has spread beyond the workplace. She recently moved into her own apartment, and she is learning to ride the city bus to work.

"It makes me feel good," Maya said of her accomplishments.

Maya gained experience doing production and office work at Opportunity Partners, and then she polished her skills as part of a Supported Employment Team in the community.

The variety of work experience led to a smooth transition to the job she has today.

With your support, Maya is gaining new confidence and greater independence each day. We can't wait to see what she accomplishes next!

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