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Zoom Group, Inc.

Real Lives, Real People, Real Purpose

aka Zoom Group   |   Louisville, KY   |  www.zoomgroup.org

Mission

Zoom Group is a thriving social enterprise that provides comprehensive day training supports to over 450 people on a variety of platforms, including ZoomU - Transition Services (Pre-Vocational Job Supports, Age 14+, and Supported Employment), StudioWorks (Flagship Art Program), LifeWorks (Lifeskill Supports), and ZoomWorks (Vocational Training Services). At Zoom Group, we measure our success in the success of these individuals, who might have languished at home or in institutions but are instead engaged in their community, forming lasting relationships, and living fully enriched and meaningful lives.

Ruling year info

1986

President/CEO

Ms. Melissa Marvel

Main address

1904 Embassy Square Blvd

Louisville, KY 40299 USA

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Formerly known as

Louisville Diversified Services (LDS)

CGM Services

EIN

61-1101882

NTEE code info

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

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. By expanding programming services, reach, and the capacity to serve individuals with disabilities while offering education, empowerment, and employment, Zoom Group enables individuals to create, explore and realize their journey.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

ZoomU: Supported Employment

Employment Specialists spend time with team members who are looking for jobs in the community. They work to discover a team member’s unique skill set and personal interests in order to help find the best possible placement, paying at least minimum wage. They supply ongoing assistance to employees as they navigate the workplace, helping them succeed and grow in their jobs. Specialists also work with employers to help them with any accommodations they may need to make to assist the employee in success.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Zoom Group provides employment training in commercial settings where team members learn to navigate the workplace, develop suitable work habits, work to improve their skills and productivity to move into competitive employment ultimately. This program gives team members a sense of accomplishment, adds meaning to each day, builds natural support networks, and provides many of our team members their first paycheck.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

A choice of meaningful activities promotes social interaction and fun and exciting experiences for team members with various abilities. LifeWorks provides a safe and productive environment is ensured by continuous support in small group settings with a staff-to-team member ratio of 1:5.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Team member artists create their unique works through a variety of art mediums. Studioworks is an open art gallery that welcomes the general public. Artists display and sell their work in the gallery, earning 70% commission. StudioWorks Gallery is open five days a week for the general public to browse, shop, and learn more about Zoom Group.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Positive Behavior Support is rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis. With a focus on positive outcomes, Zoom Group behaviorists offer functional analysis, positive behavior support plans, as well as training and monitoring.

Population(s) Served

DiscoverU is an Empowerment and Education Self-Advocacy and Awareness Program for Individuals with Disabilities. DiiscoverU consists of two major components: the DiscoverU Community Group with monthly meetings and DiscoverU (In-School) Program (frequency and time-vary by the school.) DiscoverU is founded on the belief that you know yourself best; you can set yourself up for success by knowing who you are, your likes dislikes, wants, and needs. The DiscoverU Community Group empowers individuals with disabilities, 14 and up, to become independent, active members of their community through education, awareness, and advocacy. DiscoverU provides the platform in which all individuals with disabilities are given the freedom to create, explore, and realize their journey by exploring themselves, their community, and the opportunity for community engagement, volunteering, and leadership.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

It is Zoom Group's mission to provide individuals with disabilities programming supports that will lead an individual towards the opportunity to fulfill their passion to its fullest. E.g. Competitive integrated employment.

Through Zoom Group's many programs, the organization's Direct Support Professionals support adults with disabilities to live their lives to their fullest abilities through person centered activities and goals.

For over 36 years, Zoom Group has provided person-centered support for adults with disabilities.

Our ZoomWorks: AbilityOne/Commercial Operations pre-employment vocational training provides an upward career path by providing on-the-job training and a job coach, while participants earn a paycheck.

By partnering with national employers, Zoom Group can provide vocational supports that individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment may not otherwise receive.

Furthermore, Zoom Group is an approved Pre-Employment Transitions Service Provider for ages 14 & up. We are setting the foundation for success through Supported Employment, Employment and Retention, and Employment Training Services through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Private Pay, and Supported Employment through the Medicaid Waiver. With our partnership network and OVR, Zoom Group can provide a broader array of vocational opportunities.

Zoom Group has secured Fortune 500 and Federal Contracts, enabling our organization to provide more pre-vocational training. These contracts are an enormous step forward in delivering more incredible opportunities for employment to individuals with disabilities.

What's next? With the success of Zoom Group's programming, in early 2022, Zoom Group will expand into Transportation services, "RideWorks," a Federated Transporation Services approved provider.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Zoom Group, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Michael Swansburg

Swansburg & Smith, PLLC

Term: 2022 - 2023

Trevor Howie

Coyle Chevrolet

Natalie Samaria

Retired

David Ehsan

Traughber Private Wealth Law

Nikki Gaudio

UPS Healthcare

Phil Grau

UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Mary Smith

Retired

Pat Clay

Steris

Mary Rose Hulsey

Republic Bank

John Cahill

Sun Harbor Wealth

Dominque Mosley

Amazon

Melissa Marvel

Zoom Group | CEO

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No