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Asante

His Story

Asante brings a positive energy to his role as Deputy Clerk in the Auto Title Division of the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts office. He is a valued team member, managing files, data entry, and retrieving information as part of his career. 

To see Asante today, you gain a deep appreciation for the hard work he put in to being successful. Asante started his journey through the Project SEARCH program while in high school. He confided in his teachers and Easterseals job coaches that he was worried about not being able to do the work. He was also worried about learning the bus system so he could travel independently.

Through his Project SEARCH internship, Asante quickly gained self-confidence and made major strides in communication. He completed his third internship rotation at Fifth Third Bank, where he continually impressed his instructor and job coaching team, as well as bank employees. He was eventually recommended for a two-week assignment with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts.

That try-out turned in to more than four years of solid employment. Asante is valued for doing his work with excellence and precision. He’s even mastered the bus system, learning a new route on his own when his family moved to a new part of town. 

In addition to the pride Asante experiences earning a paycheck and contributing to his family’s expenses, he was able to surprise them by helping to pay for their first family vacation together in many years. 

To everyone who believed in Asante, he has a simple message of gratitude. “I’m glad that you taught me these skills that I need to have a job.”

Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati

Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati envisions a local workforce of inclusion and opportunity for all people. Our workforce development programs offer one-on-one attention for people with developmental disabilities to meet their work and personal life goals. Your gift directly impacts those we serve by helping them achieve fulfilling, independent lives through employment. In addition to varied workforce programs, Easterseals disability services include recreational Adult Day Services.  

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