How important is living in an inclusive city to you? Would you like to live and work in a place that is socially conscious and where people strive to make the world better? If so, then read on.
Meet Athan and Jack Miller — the owners of Jack’s Bar & Grill and a coffee shop called Steamers both businesses located in the quaint downtown center of The Village of Five Parks in Arvada Colorado. The Millers currently employ 40 developmentally disabled adults to work in their restaurant and coffee shop.
Eighteen months after they originally bought the coffee shop in 2010, the Millers had more than quadrupled their sales. They built extra space in 2012, and business there continues to thrive. Their inclusive hiring practices, which provide jobs for about 40 non-developmentally disabled workers in addition to those with disabilities, is drawing the attention of job seekers across the metro area.
Meanwhile, aware of the 75 percent unemployment rate among developmentally disabled people, the Millers have begun a crowd-sourced funding campaign in order to raise the money to build a prep kitchen across the street. The prep kitchen would enable them to hire an additional 20 to 30 developmentally disabled individuals and provide them with employable skills.
The Millers say that this is a labor of love, and that it feels great to give opportunities to others. This is just one example of the great businesses and great people that can be found in The Village of Five Parks in Arvada Colorado.
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Check out this video about Jacks in the Village of Five Parks