WLLC launched its inaugural fundraising campaign called COFFEE WITH A PURPOSE in March 2023. From those fundraising
efforts, Whole CommUNITY Academy was created. While both entities exist to provide a path towards greater
independence with various on-the-job training experiences for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, the Academy
intends to offer an in-depth look at career exploration and job skills training for high school students through the age of 22. Our program strives to promote the value of diversity, dignity, and quality of life through person-centered training.
Through our supported employment program, and now Whole CommUNITY Academy, people can receive vocational guidance
through our transitional program, as well as from our social enterprise environment.
Our 2024 Coffee with a Purpose will benefit the curriculum needed to assist any Stark County high school student with another transitional option. We can't wait to spend the evening with you! Just like 2023, we will have a wide variety of basket raffles to bid on, a 50/50, a wine-pull, a gift card tree, and LIVE auction items.