Zoom Group, Inc.

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

Mission

Zoom Group is a thriving organization that provides day training supports for over 250 people in the programs of ZoomWorks (Pre-Vocational Job Supports and Supported Employment), StudioWorks (Flagship Art Program), LifeWorks (Lifeskill Supports), and ZoomU (Pre-Employment Training Services). At Zoom Group, we measure our success in the success of these 250 individuals, who might have been languishing 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)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Connecting adults with disabilities to opportunities for employment.

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

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

A choice of meaningful activities promotes social interaction as well as fun and exciting experiences for team members with a range of abilities. Lifeworks operates in two locations, The Highlands and Jeffersontown. A safe and productive environment is ensured by continuous support in small group settings with a staff to team member ratio of 1:3.

Population(s) Served

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

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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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 nearly 35 years, Zoom Group has been providing person-centered supports for adults with disabilities.

Our ZoomWorks: AbilityOne/Commercial Operations pre-employment vocational training provides an upward career path by providing on-the-job training, along with 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 Supported Employment, Employment and Retention, and Pre-Employment Training Service provider for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). Collectively, with our partnership network and OVR, Zoom Group is able to provide a broader array of vocational opportunities.

Zoom Group has secured Fortune 500 and Federal Contracts that enable 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 2021, Zoom Group will expand into residential services, creating "zLifeStyle," a state-approved level one residential housing program.

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 9/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Nick Clark

Nelson Insurance Group

Term: 2016 - 2022

Trevor Howie

Craig Landreth

Natalie Samaria

No Affiliation

Bill DeSanctis

Retired, JCPS

David Ehsan

Polur Elder Law, PLLC

Tracy Frost

UPS Healthcare

Phil Grau

UPS Supply Chain Solutions

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? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/23/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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