In a chance encounter at a local Staples parking lot, John Sprogis, CEO and President of UCPIE (United Cerebral Palsy Inland Empire), crossed paths with Barbara and her daughter, Megan. Little did John know, this encounter would unveil the profound impact of UCPIE’s Skill Builders program on families like Barbara’s.

Barbara, a full-time working parent, was seeking avenues to provide socialization opportunities for her daughter, Megan. During their conversation, John introduced Barbara to UCPIE’s after-school Skill Builders program, igniting a positive change in Megan’s life

In a heartfelt email to John, Barbara expressed her gratitude for stumbling upon this program. Megan, thrilled to attend the program on Wednesdays and Thursdays, eagerly anticipates spending time with her peers under the care of dedicated staff members like Alejandra, Esther, and Armando.

“The program has provided her with the socialization with her peers that she was missing out on,” Barbara shared. As busy parents, the program alleviates stress, knowing Megan is in a supportive environment, interacting with friends and making cherished memories.

Barbara’s story exemplifies UCPIE’s commitment to community and inclusion. Through Skill Builders, UCPIE not only offers vital services but fosters a sense of belonging and joy for children like Megan.

John Sprogis, moved by Barbara’s experience, reflects on the encounter, “It’s moments like these that reaffirm the importance of our work at UCPIE. Every connection we make, every smile we bring—these are the real measures of our success.”

Barbara’s testimonial underscores the profound impact of UCPIE’s Skill Builders program, illustrating how one chance encounter can pave the way for transformative experiences within the community.

Get Involved and Make a Difference

Inspired by Megan’s story? You can make a difference in the lives of children like her by supporting UCPIE’s Skill Builders program. Your contribution can help provide essential services and opportunities for socialization to children with disabilities in our community.

Ways to Get Involved:

Donate: Your donation directly supports programs like Skill Builders. Every dollar counts in creating meaningful experiences for children like Megan.

Volunteer: Join our team of dedicated volunteers and make a direct impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Spread the Word: Share Megan’s story and help raise awareness about the importance of inclusive programs.