Pathways to Careers

Customized Employment and Job Matching

Pathways to Careers: A Case Study in Customized Employment. Read the report.


The SourceAmerica Pathways to Careers® Program helps nonprofit agencies create competitive integrated employment (CIE) opportunities that benefit job seekers and employers. The program is based on the premise that the American Dream should be accessible to all, including people with disabilities and autism. Currently, only a narrow path to employment is open to this diverse group of talented individuals, and many people with disabilities remain outside the workforce. Pathways to Careers is working to change that by providing complimentary training and resources that help nonprofit agencies develop strategies to:

  • Expand competitive integrated employment (CIE) options
  • Present job seekers with a variety of career options
  • Provide the knowledge, skills, and choices needed for career success
  • Engage employers to host internships, offer employment, and provide resources needed for job seekers with disabilities
  • Match the right person to the right job, which benefits both job seekers and employers

Job Seekers

If you are looking for a job, our nationwide network of nonprofit agencies provides employment services and job opportunities to people with disabilities. Use our nonprofit locator to connect with a nonprofit in your area.

"It is frustrating when you go in an interview and the first thing they recognize is your disability not your ability. It’s wonderful to have a job that I know I’m making a difference.”
Pathways Alumni
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Pathways to Careers - Spotlight on Success: Drevon

To learn more about Pathways, contact PathwaysToCareers@SourceAmerica.org today!


Partner with Pathways

Nonprofit Organizations

If your nonprofit works with people with disabilities, we can help you develop the skills needed to implement Pathways. We will work with your team to develop a strategy that aligns with your state’s funding requirements, help you determine staffing for program planning and implementation, and create public awareness of your organization’s participation.

View an array of Pathways training resources that can be customized to meet your agency’s needs
“If there are parents out there who are considering programs like this for their children, I would say go for it.”
Family Member of Pathways Participant

To learn more about Pathways to Careers, contact PathwaysToCareers@SourceAmerica.org today!


Employers

Employers who partner with an agency in the Pathways program benefit from a diverse talent pool; internal and external support to hire, train, and retain employees with disabilities; and the chance to create a company-wide approach for an inclusive workforce.

If you are interested in becoming a Pathways employer partner or want to learn more, contact a nonprofit agency in your area that offers Pathways services. Team members from that agency will visit your work site to assess business needs and job opportunities. They will also let you know about incentives and resources available to employers that provide integrated community employment and support for retention of employees with disabilities.

“The difference between this program and other programs for people with disabilities is that it was a two-way street [for both the employer and the job seeker].“
Employer Partner
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Pathways to Careers - Spotlight on Success : Zane Goshorn
Disability Employment Resources
Pathways Demonstration Sites
Strategic Program Partners

If you are interested in building a more diverse workforce, contact PathwaysToCareers@SourceAmerica.org today!