Workforce and Research Programs
The workforce and research programs at SourceAmerica are focused on our beneficiaries—people with disabilities. We conduct research, run projects, and develop programs to make significant progress toward our goal of full and fair employment for people with disabilities.
Pathways to Careers
Pathways to Careers (Pathways) is a program that connects individuals with disabilities to internships that match their skills and interests. Pathways promotes informed choice and upward mobility.
Quality Work Environment (QWE)
The Quality Work Environment identifies, shares and executes best practices so employees with significant disabilities receive enhanced vocational opportunities, improved wages and increased upward mobility. It is a continuous improvement process that can be tailored to the needs of each nonprofit agency in the SourceAmerica network.
A national engineering competition, the Design Challenge, is aimed at creating innovative workplace technology for people with disabilities. High school and collegiate student teams work with an individual with a disability—through a nonprofit agency that employs people with disabilities—to invent a process, device, system or software that enhances productivity or overcomes workplace obstacles. Inventions are evaluated on their impact in the workplace.
Research and Innovation
As a pioneer and advocate of the disability employment community in the United States, SourceAmerica leads the effort of collecting workforce research data and intelligence. The breadth and depth of workforce data enables SourceAmerica to develop valuable insights and complex research of the national disability employment landscape.
Our speaker's bureau highlight the talent and potential of people with disabilities and promote the message of tolerance both in and out of the workplace. Whether you are looking for a speaker who can inspire and energize your audience with their can-do spirit or who can call attention to the important contributions each of us has the ability to make, we can connect you with the right speaker for you.