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Employer Partner Spotlight – APSE
We are excited to feature APSE for our employer spotlight. APSE is the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to Employment First, a vision that all people with disabilities have a right to competitive employment in an inclusive workforce. For the past 30 years, APSE has worked to spread the values of Employment First. APSE’s mission is to advance employment equity for people with disabilities, including fair compensation. With chapters in over 40 states, APSE has expanded to represent the voices of advocates and to promote the inclusive employment movement to as many people as possible.
APSE began its partnership with our Winter 2019 Program, hosting two BroadFutures interns. APSE is joining us again this summer as an employer partner. We are thrilled as we see our partnership as mutually beneficial – helping to drive both of our missions forward. Erynn Pawlak, Director of Operations at APSE, shares this view, commenting “we are incredibly excited to be living our mission of Employment First by providing meaningful and equitable employment for ALL.” We are thrilled to continue our partnership with APSE. You can learn more about APSE here.
Participant Spotlight – Andrew Seide
Meet Andrew for this month’s participant spotlight! Andrew participated in our Winter 2021 Strengths Program, where he proved to be a valuable member of the cohort. A 25-year-old currently living in Charlottesville, Virginia, Andrew has a wide variety of interests, including politics, music, and photography. In his free time, Andrew enjoys hanging out with friends and working out.
During our Winter Strengths Program, Andrew demonstrated he is eager to learn and work hard. He brought valuable perspectives to the group and we thoroughly enjoyed having him as part of the winter cohort. Reflecting back on the program, Andrew remarked, “I enjoyed being in the BroadFutures program because it helped me develop my personal level of confidence. Although it was not easy at first, BroadFutures has allowed me to expand my horizons in my job search in terms of learning about the job search process. I quickly learned that the job process was extensive. I also worked on practicing my communication skills in a professional setting, and I am grateful for my experiences at BroadFutures.”
Andrew, we so enjoyed working with you this past winter. We cannot wait to hear about your next accomplishments and where your future takes you!
Month: April 2021
BroadFutures 2020 Impact Report
BroadFutures Statement on the Derek Chauvin Conviction
The far too often elusive arc finally bent towards Justice – in all her glory. Tuesday afternoon a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd on all three criminal counts charged: second degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. We celebrate this moment, while acknowledging that the struggle for racial justice has endured for centuries, and continues. We reached out to our BroadFutures community almost a year ago as we could not sit in silence given the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. Yet here we are a year later, still confronting the continued violence and killing of Black people at the hands of police – Duante Wright (age 20), Ma’Khia Bryant (16), and Adam Toledo (13) to name just a few.
We recognize the pain of the family of George Floyd and all the families of color who have lost loved ones to police violence. We recognize the pain of the Black people of our own BroadFutures community who are our co-workers, participants, partners, supporters, and friends. We know that the barriers faced by disabled people are significantly more profound for our communities of color, especially those who are confronted by police, and/or become a part of the criminal justice system. We are committed to ensuring that these barriers are eradicated and will work towards a future that ensures that justice, opportunity, protection and support are equal for Black people.
We must continue to seek change and demand that the beautiful arc always and consistently bends towards Justice. We can… and we will do better – together.