Curtis Richards, the director of IEL's Center for Workforce Development was recently inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, along with 24 other individuals and four organizations.
The Department of Justice awarded IEL $3 million to continue and expand the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program, its career-focused mentoring model for youth with disabilities involved or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.
The IEL-led National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth recently released two new briefs to improve youth financial capability. One brief focuses on what families can do and the other brief is targeted directly to young people.
Today, we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In the past 26 years, America has taken many steps forward in transforming the experiences of people with disabilities.