DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGE:
Just one in four college graduates with disabilities are working across the U.S. Our nation’s universities have become increasingly skilled at ensuring accommodations on campus for students with disabilities, however, most are not as equipped at preparing students with disabilities for the workforce or connecting these grads to hiring employers.
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Work Without Limits
The Coca-Cola Foundation
Working in collaboration over a two-year period, Campus to Careers anticipates connecting students and recent graduates with disabilities to meaningful internships and careers, by training participating employers on proven disability recruitment strategies, coaching campus disability and career services offices on effective collaboration models, and facilitating relationships between companies and these student service offices to build a talent pipeline. Notably, Campus to Careers will analyze results-driven employment outcomes and, ultimately, create a suite of services for broader impact.