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SourceAmerica SourceAmerica is a national nonprofit that creates job opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce of people with significant disabilities.

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11/02/2020
Careers at SourceAmerica | SourceAmerica®

We're hiring! Are you looking for your next role? Check out SourceAmerica's latest job postings and apply today.

Careers at SourceAmerica Do you support SourceAmerica’s mission of creating job opportunities for people with disabilities? If so, consider working for us! We offer careers in business development, contract management, and quality and technical assistance in work locations across the country. View...

Happy Halloween! Trick-or-treaters may be few and far between, but if you happen to see a child carrying a blue bucket, ...
10/31/2020
Mom urges use of blue Halloween buckets to raise autism awareness

Happy Halloween! Trick-or-treaters may be few and far between, but if you happen to see a child carrying a blue bucket, here's what you should and shouldn't do! 💙 🎃

For some children with autism, trick-or-treating could be overwhelming, but blue pumpkins will let others know they are trying to enjoy the day

After searching for a job for months, Alexander Gobbo landed a job with one of our nonprofit agencies, Peckham Inc.! See...
10/29/2020
Driving toward a mission: A day in the life of Alexander Gobbo | SourceAmerica®

After searching for a job for months, Alexander Gobbo landed a job with one of our nonprofit agencies, Peckham Inc.! See how Alex spends a day and how he works to impact the lives of everyone around him.

Driving toward a mission: A day in the life of Alexander Gobbo By Tatiana Peralta • 10/29/2020 From Monday to Friday, Alexander Gobbo wakes up at his home in Lansing, Michigan with a destination in mind. As Alex prepares for the workday, he is fueled by his desire to help others, and most importan...

It's time for another NPA blog takeover! GCE - Global Connections to Employment knows how hard everyone has been working...
10/26/2020
An Open Letter to Professionals with Disabilities | SourceAmerica®

It's time for another NPA blog takeover! GCE - Global Connections to Employment knows how hard everyone has been working this year and wants to take a moment to express their gratitude to professionals with disabilities. Check it out!

An Open Letter to Professionals with Disabilities By Lori Kain, GCE • 10/26/2020 The goal of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is to celebrate the many contributions and accomplishments of workers with disabilities. Held each October, it is important for all of us to underst...

ReadyOne Industries employees have made a significant impact in their communities and for the nation’s service members t...
10/23/2020
ReadyOne – Making the Pivot | SourceAmerica®

ReadyOne Industries employees have made a significant impact in their communities and for the nation’s service members through SourceAmerica and the #AbilityOne Program. Check out highlights on the incredible work that ReadyOne has done!

ReadyOne – Making the Pivot By Jason Golden • 10/23/2020 Professionals with disabilities are making personal protective equipment on the factory floor at ReadyOne Industries in El Paso, Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has touched us all, and has given new meaning to El Paso, Texas-b...

Since 2012, SourceAmerica has been partnering with Access: Supports For Living to elevate and improve work processes for...
10/21/2020
The power of teamwork | SourceAmerica®

Since 2012, SourceAmerica has been partnering with Access: Supports For Living to elevate and improve work processes for people with disabilities. To learn more about this successful collaboration, check out the article below!

The power of teamwork By Tatiana Peralta • 10/21/2020 SourceAmerica® values teamwork, uniting individuals and organizations committed to increasing economic and social inclusion for people with disabilities. By collaborating with teammates, key stakeholders, and the nonprofit agencies within the ...

We've loved having nonprofits in our network take over our blog to celebrate #NDEAM75! This week we are excited to share...
10/20/2020
The OTC’s Janitorial Professionals: Keeping People Safe from the Coronavirus | SourceAmerica®

We've loved having nonprofits in our network take over our blog to celebrate #NDEAM75! This week we are excited to share with you how The Occupational Training Center of Burlington County is helping keep people safe from COVID-19.

The OTC’s Janitorial Professionals: Keeping People Safe from the Coronavirus By Lauren Goldner, Occupational Training Center of Burlington County • 10/20/2020 With the world in crisis, it speaks volumes about the type of workers a company has when they are willing to put themselves on the frontl...

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Relay Resources has taken over the SourceAmerica blog this w...
10/16/2020
How a pandemic and protests provide visibility | SourceAmerica®

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Relay Resources has taken over the SourceAmerica blog this week! Find out how this Portland-based nonprofit has been handling 2020. #NDEAM75

How a pandemic and protests provide visibility By By Marsha Sanchez, Internal Communications Manager, Relay Resources • 10/16/2020 Reflecting on 2020, we could easily get caught up in the negative events that have happened to define this year. But through our shared experiences, our employees at R...

10/14/2020

This month we are partnering with Nyle DiMarco to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to send the message that workers with disabilities are ALWAYS essential! #NDEAM75

Today we celebrate the US Navy's 245th birthday! 🎂 We are proud to work on 174 projects with the Navy and look forward t...
10/13/2020
Victory at Sea: Recognizing the U.S. Navy's 245th Birthday | SourceAmerica®

Today we celebrate the US Navy's 245th birthday! 🎂 We are proud to work on 174 projects with the Navy and look forward to supporting them for years to come.

Victory at Sea: Recognizing the U.S. Navy's 245th Birthday By Perry Luksin • 10/13/2020 The U.S. Navy will turn 245 years old on October 13. The Navy recognizes it's birthday each year both internally and externally with a variety of activities, not only to help raise awareness and support for the...

Many nonprofits have been increasing their safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read below to check out what Go...
10/08/2020
Adapting to Increased Customer Demand and Safety Measures During the COVID-19 Pandemic | SourceAmerica®

Many nonprofits have been increasing their safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read below to check out what Goodwill Commercial Services has done to keep its essential workers safe!

Adapting to Increased Customer Demand and Safety Measures During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Shawn Wolfgram, Regional Director, Goodwill Commercial Services • 10/08/2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to staffing, inventory, cleaning procedures, and processes - as well as safety like ...

10/07/2020
Service Dog Etiquette - Do's and Don'ts

Last month we celebrated Service Dog Awareness Month but, it's important to make sure we always follow service dog etiquette. Here's a quick refresher if you missed our article last month or just want to learn more! 🐕‍🦺

SourceAmerica is one of the nation's leading creators of job opportunities for people with disabilities. In honor of the amazing support that service dogs gi...

10/07/2020
Recruiting for talent on the autism spectrum

Did you see the 60 Minutes story earlier this week on recruiting for talent on the autism spectrum? Last winter, before the pandemic, five adults on the autism spectrum agreed to talk about their struggles finding work. You definitely want to check this one out!

Many adults with autism have a hard time finding a job, but more companies are discovering the unique skills and potential people with autism offer. Anderson Cooper reports.

We are so excited to announce that we have launched our Instagram! Read more about why we've decided to join the platfor...
10/05/2020

We are so excited to announce that we have launched our Instagram! Read more about why we've decided to join the platform and then follow our account: linktr.ee/SourceAmerica

10/05/2020

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Today is National Custodians Day! During the COVID-19 pandemic, and every day, custodians have a significant role in kee...
10/02/2020
October 2 is National Custodian Day | SourceAmerica®

Today is National Custodians Day! During the COVID-19 pandemic, and every day, custodians have a significant role in keeping the workforce safe and operational. Make sure you give all of your custodians an extra thank you today!

October 2 is National Custodian Day By Jason Golden • 10/02/2020 October 2 is National Custodian Day. In most years, this commemoration may not get a lot of attention outside of local businesses or office locations, but in 2020, it takes on a greater meaning. The COVID-19 pandemic has driven this ...

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! It's a great time to raise awareness about disability employm...
10/01/2020

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! It's a great time to raise awareness about disability employment issues and recognize the impact of individuals with disabilities across the country. Learn more! ➡️ http://bit.ly/NDEAMPress

It's our pleasure to share with you the new SourceAmerica.org! Throughout the site, you will find new colors, more user-...
09/28/2020
Home | SourceAmerica®

It's our pleasure to share with you the new SourceAmerica.org! Throughout the site, you will find new colors, more user-friendly navigation, and the work we do to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We cannot wait for you to check it out.

Go. Be a force. Let’s create more jobs, performance, and choices. Get Started Here Government Military Commercial Nonprofit People with Disabilities How It Works Watch Story: Go. Be a Force. You need to meet precise contract needs, match strict product and service standards, and optimize performan...

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09/28/2020

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Picture this: you’re strolling down the street when you see a service dog! Before you give it attention, check out these...
09/25/2020

Picture this: you’re strolling down the street when you see a service dog! Before you give it attention, check out these guidelines for how you can interact with these special canines - both in and out of the workplace. 🐕‍🦺 ➡️ http://bit.ly/SAServiceDog

09/23/2020
Take Me Out To The Ballgame in ASL

Baseball season looks a little different this year, but we love seeing all of the Minor League Baseball teams come together to perform "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" in American Sign Language to celebrate the International Day of Sign Languages! ⚾

September is National Preparedness Month! With the peak of hurricane season, the wildfire outbreak, and the COVID-19 pan...
09/21/2020
National Preparedness Month: how people with disabilities can prepare for an emergency

September is National Preparedness Month! With the peak of hurricane season, the wildfire outbreak, and the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to have a plan. Here are specific tips from FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency that will help you be better prepared.

9/21/2020 | By Jason Golden | September is National Preparedness Month, and the U.S. is currently dealing with the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, a wildfire outbreak in western states and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. People with disabilities do not have to be at any greater....

SourceAmerica (virtually) sat down with SPESA: The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas to discuss the cu...
09/20/2020
Discussing Workforce with SourceAmerica

SourceAmerica (virtually) sat down with SPESA: The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas to discuss the current workforce and the work that we are doing to keep people employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuing our exploration of workforce development and the sewn products industry, SPESA recently spoke with SourceAmerica...

Happy 73rd Birthday to the US Air Force! 🎉 SourceAmerica loves working on 210 projects with the Air Force and cannot wai...
09/18/2020

Happy 73rd Birthday to the US Air Force! 🎉 SourceAmerica loves working on 210 projects with the Air Force and cannot wait to work with them for years to come! #USAF73 ➡ https://bit.ly/SAUSAF73

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., SourceAmerica recognized the importance of nonprofit agencies contin...
09/14/2020

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., SourceAmerica recognized the importance of nonprofit agencies continuing to share their concerns and challenges with their members of Congress. Check out the amazing work that our Government Affairs team has delivered so far in 2020! ➡️ http://bit.ly/SAHill

As we all work to keep 6ft apart, those who are blind can have a harder time knowing if they are too close to their neig...
09/12/2020
Sunu Band – The Smart Wearable Helping Blind People Maintain Social Distance

As we all work to keep 6ft apart, those who are blind can have a harder time knowing if they are too close to their neighbor. The Sunu Band is here to help! Check out more about this smart band ⬇️

A smart wristband to help blind people detect objects around them is proving to be an invaluable tool for maintaining social distancing. In the longer-term, Sunu Band has the potential to revolutionize how blind people navigate by intensifying the senses and relaying location information.

Momentum is shifting toward digital communications in these unprecedented times; it’s important that the disability comm...
09/10/2020
Social media makes a difference

Momentum is shifting toward digital communications in these unprecedented times; it’s important that the disability community join in to have their voices heard. Check out how SourceAmerica is staying on top of the digital pulse.

9/10/2020 | By Alyssa Denton | As momentum shifts toward digital communications in these unprecedented times, it’s important that the disability community join in to have their voices heard. Since the online space is constantly changing, SourceAmerica has taken steps to put ourselves at the forefr...

As we get ready to enjoy the long Labor Day weekend, we want to thank all those who keep our nation's economy rolling - ...
09/03/2020

As we get ready to enjoy the long Labor Day weekend, we want to thank all those who keep our nation's economy rolling - especially essential workers! ➡️ http://bit.ly/LaborDaySA

New month, new job! We're looking for more like-minded employees to join our team, so check out our job openings now. We...
09/01/2020

New month, new job! We're looking for more like-minded employees to join our team, so check out our job openings now. We hope to see you on Zoom calls soon! ➡️ sourceamerica.org/careers

Do you think of yourself as a SourceAmerica expert or are you looking to learn more?! Here are 7 things that you may not...
08/29/2020
Seven Things You Didn't Know About SourceAmerica

Do you think of yourself as a SourceAmerica expert or are you looking to learn more?! Here are 7 things that you may not have known about us! 📝

8/28/2020 | By Tatiana Peralta | SourceAmerica® was founded on June 26, 1974 In 1971 six National Nonprofit Agencies joined forces to expand the Wagner-O'Day Act which required that all government agencies prioritize the purchasing of products to suppliers that employ individuals who are blind. The...

SourceAmerica advances its mission with passionate people on board. Congratulations, Dylis Benjamin!
08/25/2020

SourceAmerica advances its mission with passionate people on board. Congratulations, Dylis Benjamin!

Please join us in congratulating our amazing 2019-2020 Design Challenge winners! ⭐  Students from across the nation form...
08/24/2020

Please join us in congratulating our amazing 2019-2020 Design Challenge winners! ⭐ Students from across the nation formed their teams for the competition and worked diligently for several months. You won't believe what they put together - check it out. ➡️ http://bit.ly/DesignChallengeW2020

It's so important to use "people-first" language when talking about people with disabilities. Why? Because their disabil...
08/21/2020

It's so important to use "people-first" language when talking about people with disabilities. Why? Because their disability is only one part of their identities! Interested in learning more about people-first language? Check out this article and then take our BuzzFeed quiz to test your knowledge! ➡️ linktr.ee/sourceamerica

08/20/2020
2020 Business Partnership Award – Eurest Dining, a Division of Compass Group USA

For our final award, join us in congratulating Eurest Dining for the Business Partnership Award. This honors a commercial business that has partnered with an affiliated nonprofit agency to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

SourceAmerica is proud to present the 2020 Business Partnership Award Recipient: Eurest Dining, a Division of Compass Group USA _____________________________...

Meet CoCo, a Labrador Retriever born to guide! On top of guiding her human, a SourceAmerica employee, she provides compa...
08/19/2020

Meet CoCo, a Labrador Retriever born to guide! On top of guiding her human, a SourceAmerica employee, she provides companionship and love. She's the epitome of a hardworking service dog. Let's learn more about CoCo in this Q&A. #servicedog #pwd #labrador https://bit.ly/3h75AwS

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