Vienna, Virginia – Oct. 25, 2013: SourceAmerica™, a national nonprofit organization committed to creating employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities, has extended its National Achievement Awards submission deadline to November 15, 2013, due to the impact of the recent government shutdown on AbilityOne® employees, staff, nonprofit agencies, federal customers and community partners.
The National Achievement Awards program recognizes employees and other individuals, customers, programs and communities that demonstrate outstanding support of SourceAmerica or the AbilityOne Program and people with significant disabilities. The awards will be presented at the National Training and Achievement Conference May 5-7, 2014, at the Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, CA.
The awards program offers an opportunity to recognize five of the most outstanding employees with disabilities that have employment through the SourceAmerica Network of more than 1,000 nonprofit agencies. Thirteen awards are also presented to the federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and private organizations committed to making a difference in their communities and in the lives of people with significant disabilities.
To register and submit a nomination, visit www.sourceamericaawards.org, or for more information contact Linda Madden at 571-226-4586.
Established in 1974, SourceAmerica creates job opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce: people with significant disabilities. We are the vital link between this exceptional workforce, a network of 1,200 community-based nonprofits, and the federal government and private sector that need the products and services this workforce provides. Headquartered in Vienna, VA, SourceAmerica provides the agency network with business development, contract management, legislative and regulatory assistance, communications and public relations materials, information technology support, engineering and technical assistance, and extensive professional training needed for successful nonprofit management. SourceAmerica is an AbilityOne authorized enterprise.
About the AbilityOne Program
Providing employment opportunities to nearly 50,000 people, the AbilityOne Program is the largest single source of employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities in the United States. Nearly 600 participating nonprofit organizations employ these individuals and provide quality goods and services to the Federal Government at a fair market price. The AbilityOne Program is administered by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission (www.abilityone.gov ), an independent Federal agency.