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SourceAmerica announces new Board of Directors members

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:43pm

The recently appointed board members represent a variety of nonprofit agencies across the United States and share a common goal -- expanding job opportunities for this segment of the workforce. These individuals include:

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  • Charlotte Hammond , President and CEO, Challenge Unlimited
    Reginald Hughes , Executive Director, Palmetto Goodwill Services
    Sharon Smith , Chief Operating Officer, WORK, Inc.
    "We are proud to welcome these seasoned business leaders to the SourceAmerica Board of Directors," said Norm Lorentz, Chair of the SourceAmerica Board.
  • Board members serve three-year terms overseeing SourceAmerica's strategic plan and organizational governance, while also supporting its mission, vision, and values.
  • To find a full list of the SourceAmerica Board of Directors, click here .
  • To learn more, visit SourceAmerica.org and follow the organization on Facebook (@SourceAmerica), Twitter (@SourceAmerica), Instagram (@SourceAmerica), and LinkedIn (@SourceAmerica)
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People with disabilities support NASA's space mission

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 1:17pm

VIENNA, Va., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, nearly 100 people with disabilities are a part of the team that supports the agency's space mission.

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  • VIENNA, Va., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, nearly 100 people with disabilities are a part of the team that supports the agency's space mission.
  • People with disabilities are providing essential services at highly visible locations like Kennedy Space Center.
  • SourceAmerica network nonprofit agency Brevard Achievement Center employs the talented team that provides custodial services atKennedy Space Center.
  • In April 2021, people with disabilities were in the spotlight as the Kennedy Space Center prepared for just its second manned space mission in the last decade.

Capitol Hill Expert Joins SourceAmerica Leadership Team

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 1:03pm

VIENNA, Va., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceAmerica is pleased to announce a new key member of its leadership team, responsible for advocacy and legislative efforts to help create job opportunities for people with disabilities.

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  • VIENNA, Va., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceAmerica is pleased to announce a new key member of its leadership team, responsible for advocacy and legislative efforts to help create job opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • "I am honored to join a team of professionals dedicated to the important work of providing meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities," said Palmer Barton.
  • Palmer Barton comes to SourceAmerica with a deep understanding of Capitol Hill, having served for 17 years as Chief of Staff to three members of Congress, including Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.
  • To learn more, visit SourceAmerica.org and follow the organization on Facebook (@SourceAmerica), Twitter (@SourceAmerica), Instagram (@SourceAmerica), and LinkedIn (@SourceAmerica).

SourceAmerica announces 2021 Achievement Award winners

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:59am

Winners were announced and recognized this week at the organization\'s Virtual National Conference.\n"Our honorees personify some of the most important characteristics any of us can bring to the workplace," said SourceAmerica Interim President and CEO Richard Belden.

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  • Winners were announced and recognized this week at the organization\'s Virtual National Conference.\n"Our honorees personify some of the most important characteristics any of us can bring to the workplace," said SourceAmerica Interim President and CEO Richard Belden.
  • "From innovation and leadership to outstanding individual contributions, the Achievement Award winners prove every day that people with disabilities are essential to our nation\'s workforce.
  • "\nLearn more about the outstanding accomplishments of the 2021 Achievement Award winners:\nPalmetto Goodwill Services - North Charleston, South Carolina\nThe President\'s Award commends a non-AbilityOne employee with a disability who works in the commercial or public sector and has exhibited outstanding leadership and exceptional character.
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People with disabilities share their stories with federal lawmakers

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 12:22pm

Hartley, who is employed by Palmetto Goodwill in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of more than 50 people with disabilities selected to take part in the virtual conference.

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  • Hartley, who is employed by Palmetto Goodwill in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of more than 50 people with disabilities selected to take part in the virtual conference.
  • "Our nation\'s lawmakers need to know that their decisions have a profound effect on the employment prospects of people with disabilities.
  • "\nSourceAmerica connects government and corporate customers to a national network of approximately 700 nonprofit agencies that hire a talented segment of the workforce people with disabilities.
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California and Oregon engineering teams take first place in SourceAmerica Design Challenge

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:22pm

VIENNA, Va., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Student engineering teams from Los Angeles, California and Portland, Oregon won the top prizes at the 2021 SourceAmerica Design Challenge for their efforts to address workplace obstacles facing people with disabilities.

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  • VIENNA, Va., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Student engineering teams from Los Angeles, California and Portland, Oregon won the top prizes at the 2021 SourceAmerica Design Challenge for their efforts to address workplace obstacles facing people with disabilities.
  • SourceAmerica subject matter experts in workforce development and productivity engineering judged the teams' submissions based on their potential impact in the workplace.
  • Student teams chose from a list of SourceAmerica's pre-approved projects spanning several engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering and software development.
  • Below are the finalists who also participated in the program:
    The second and third place college teams are:
    Second Place - California State University, Los Angeles, and the National Taipei University of Technology

SourceAmerica announces cybersecurity grant for nonprofit agencies

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12:22pm

VIENNA, Va., March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A new financial assistance grant for SourceAmerica network nonprofits will help combat cybersecurity issues for those agencies holding government contracts.

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  • VIENNA, Va., March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A new financial assistance grant for SourceAmerica network nonprofits will help combat cybersecurity issues for those agencies holding government contracts.
  • The SourceAmerica Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Grant will assist network nonprofits in preparing to successfully navigate the new certification process at the U.S. Department of Defense for assessing the cybersecurity environment of support contractors.
  • These vendors will in turn provide the necessary guidance to the nonprofit agencies to enhance their own cybersecurity proficiencies needed to perform work for the Defense Department and all of its associated agencies."
  • To learn more, visit SourceAmerica.org and follow the organization on Facebook (@SourceAmerica), Twitter (@SourceAmerica), Instagram (@SourceAmerica), and LinkedIn (@SourceAmerica).

SourceAmerica Announces 2021 Design Challenge Team Finalists

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 11:22am

VIENNA,Va., March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceAmerica has announced the finalist teams for its annual Design Challenge.

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  • VIENNA,Va., March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceAmerica has announced the finalist teams for its annual Design Challenge.
  • The SourceAmerica 2021 Design Challenge Finals event will be held virtually in order to address the additional complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The five high school finalists for the 2021 SourceAmerica Design Challenge include:
    The Quick Stamper incorporates an easy-to-follow, four-step process that increases the accuracy of placing labels onto the center of boxes using a stamping method.
  • To learn more, visit SourceAmerica.org and follow the organization on Facebook (@SourceAmerica), Twitter (@SourceAmerica), Instagram (@SourceAmerica), and LinkedIn (@SourceAmerica).

COVID-19 pandemic response supported by people with disabilities

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 12:22pm

The organization's Economic Impact Payment Assistance Grant assists employees with disabilities who are deemed ineligible for automatic financial support under the CARES Act with tax resources.

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  • The organization's Economic Impact Payment Assistance Grant assists employees with disabilities who are deemed ineligible for automatic financial support under the CARES Act with tax resources.
  • The Personal Protective Equipment Grant allows network agencies to obtain PPE, a critical resource for people with disabilities and the organizations employing them.
  • SourceAmerica connects government and corporate customers to a national network of approximately 700 nonprofit agencies that hire a talented segment of the workforce people with disabilities.
  • To learn more, visit SourceAmerica.org and follow the organization on Facebook (@SourceAmerica), Twitter (@SourceAmerica), Instagram (@SourceAmerica), and LinkedIn (@SourceAmerica).

SourceAmerica announces Personal Protective Equipment Grant for network nonprofit agencies

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:22pm

That's why SourceAmerica today announced a new Personal Protective Equipment Grant program designed to help protect employees at nonprofit agencies within its network from the spread of COVID-19.

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  • That's why SourceAmerica today announced a new Personal Protective Equipment Grant program designed to help protect employees at nonprofit agencies within its network from the spread of COVID-19.
  • With this grant, more than 400 nonprofit agencies in the SourceAmerica network will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 worth of PPE.
  • "SourceAmerica remains committed to assisting nonprofit agencies and AbilityOne contract employees during the pandemic," said Richard Belden, Interim President and CEO at SourceAmerica.
  • To learn more, visit SourceAmerica.org and follow the organization on Facebook (@SourceAmerica), Twitter (@SourceAmerica), Instagram (@SourceAmerica), and LinkedIn (@SourceAmerica).