Seagull Unveils New Name, Updated Vision For Future

Seagull Services hosted a continental breakfast Aug. 27 to introduce its new name, logo and vision for the future. Friends and supporters gathered at the Seagull Services headquarters in West Palm Beach for the breakfast, ribbon cutting and tours.

Seagull Services is celebrating 35 years in service to individuals with disabilities. Founded in 1979 as Seagull Industries, the agency has grown to provide an array of services aimed at helping clients lead full, productive lives. Those include job and vocational training; residential, vocational and case coordination and management; as well as formal education through its charter school, the Seagull Academy for Independent Living (SAIL).

Seagull Services welcomed new President and CEO Barbara Nurenberg late last year, the first new CEO in 28 years, to lead the agency into its next chapter.

“We are a diverse organization today that provides many life-enriching benefits to our clients,” Nurenberg said. “While we still provide the work and life skills that were the focus when Seagull was founded in 1979, we believe the name Seagull Services more appropriately encompasses everything we provide to those with disabilities in Palm Beach County.”

In addition to the new identity, Seagull Services also will be using the tag line, “Enriching lives, erasing barriers, helping people soar.”

“The seagull in our name and logo is such an important symbol for us as we work every day to help each of our clients and residents spread their wings to their fullest,” Nurenberg said. “Every one of us has different abilities, different dreams and different achievements. Our role is to help each of our clients fulfill their own unique set, whether that means better social interaction, independent living or a job.”

Seagull Services provides advocacy and services to individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as workforce development and employment services for those with barriers to employment.

ABOVE: Seagull Services CEO Barbara Nurenberg (center) marks the agency’s new start with clients, board members and friends.