Q1 2023
NPR Interview
"Housing for adults with disabilities is a complex issue, but one tremendously important to our OSBI families," explains Mary Lou Michaels, OSBI parent, and Board Chair. Many family caregivers can relate to having this thought once or twice when considering what may or may not be available in terms of housing options for their adult. Conversations about this very topic are taking form across the country to ensure we have safe, affordable, and supportive housing opportunities for people with disabilities, and One Step Beyond is getting in on the action. We urge you to read more on our BLOG and to listen to the recent NPR interview with renowned journalist, Amy Silverman and Mary Lou Micheaels. 
One RevolUtion Coffee, an OSBI Coffee Shop! What was once a dream is now an opportunity that allows our OSBI Participants to gain meaningful employment, independence, and community engagement! Located inside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse building in downtown Phoenix sits our dream come true. Courthouse guests and employees can enjoy a coffee beverage or a ready-to-go sandwich, salad, or treat. Stop by for a visit if you are in the neighborhood! Our Culinary Program members who work and run the shop are paid minimum wage or higher and are able to share their talents and abilities with a new community in Central Phx. Open M-F 8-4 pm, they are serving up coffee and (a lot) more, while they exemplify the mission of OSBI and advocate the Inclusion Revolution!
Grants for which we are grateful As a nonprofit, we are no strangers to fundraising initiatives, and yet every time a grant is awarded, we are always blown away by the generosity granted to us through this vital community support! These grants, gifts, and donations are what help sustain OSBI to continue providing services that truly are One Step Beyond! The beginning of 2023 has brought with it very appreciated support. OSBI recently received a generous grant from the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation to support Individual Supported Employment Programs. West Valley Mavericks granted $5,000 to enhance the AZ Music Program. Peninsula Health Care District will support the CA Health and Recreation Program with a $5,000 grant. A generous grant from On Semiconductor for AZ Culinary Programming was received in December. The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation granted funding for the AZ Culinary Program. Last but not least, the OSBI CA Computer Lab will receive a few updates thanks to the Community Foundation of San Carlos!
It's SHOWTIME! Exciting news, we are bringing back the showcase events! While we can't say that the events will be back in full force, or look exactly the same as they have been in the past, we can say is that you will be able to enjoy the talents and abilities of the incredible OSBI musicians, dancers, and actors! So, get ready for a Showcase Festival this May!  Everyone is welcome, bring your whole family, friends, neighbors, and then some! This free event (donations always welcomed) will have family fun activities along with OSBI member performances in music, art, dance and more! More details to come.
Good Morning AZ from OSBI News channel 3, Arizona's News Family, recently interviewed Jeff Swanson, OSBI Executive Director of Administration. Check out the video as Jeff discusses the benefits that OSBI provides to the community through inclusive opportunities. 
Watch the News Clip
OSBI Dancers perform at ASU basketball halftime show After missing out on this fan-fav event over the last few years, our dancers were thrilled to get back out on the court! ASU loves having us and we already can’t wait for next year! Check out the short video of the OSBI dancers at the women's game.
Every Step Counts!  
 Last year, One Step Beyond launched our Recurring Counts Giving Campaign with great success. We are so grateful for these generous monthly donors who help us to sustain unique programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. To all our supporters who have made a commitment to this campaign, we want you to know how much you mean to us! 
Make Me a Recurring Giver
You bring much-needed stability to our programs, allowing us to plan more effectively and provide critically needed opportunities to our participants. This year, our goal is to grow this program substantially, because each of these small steps leads to a bigger and bigger impact. Please consider joining this extraordinary group of dedicated supporters. By making a recurring gift of $10, $25, $50, or $100 per month, you can make a big difference in the lives of our participantsMake Me a Recurring Giver
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Shop OSBI Original Artwork
Purchasing original artwork in the OSBI Shop promotes the Inclusion Revolution by providing artists with the fair earnings they deserve.
70% of the sale goes directly to the artist who created the artwork.
Thank you for your support of equal compensation for artists with disabilities.
Suzanne Romaine joins OSBI as Director of Development. While she is new to One Step Beyond, she has nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit industry. CA-based, Romaine officially joined OSBI in August 2022. She is responsible for planning and implementing diverse fundraising programs to ensure OSBI’s success and sustainability.
During a previous interview, Madison Blanton, OSBI CEO stated, “Suzanne’s expertise in fundraising combined with her track record of success will be a tremendous asset to our organization. Her skills will be critical in developing OSBI’s fundraising efforts as we look towards a future filled with new challenges and opportunities.” Read More

News Channel 3: Supporting People with Disabilities 
Daily Independent: Culinary Center Booming 
Yahoo Life: Matthew Gray Gubler's Surprise Announcement
The Neighborhood: Down Syndrome Myths Debunked
The Glendale Star: Suzanne Romaine is Director of Development at One Step Beyond
Peoria Times: One Step Beyond receives $10,000 grant from Onsemi

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Fundraising is a constant and necessary effort; it is vital we provide unique opportunities for our participants to thrive in the experiences they deserve to continue their personal growth.
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Newsletter: Q2, 2023 Edition 
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