October 21 – Louis Kramer (NDEAM Success Story)

Celebrating Our Successes!

Reflecting the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

The Philadelphia “Employment 1st, Employment NOW!” Steering Committee is celebrating this year’s event with a month of employment success stories. Each day you will be receiving an email containing a new story about someone who is contributing to their community through employment. We invite you to join us as we celebrate their successes!

Meet Louis Kramer

Louis Kramer is 27 years old and has been supported through Quality Progressions for quite a few years. He used to receive assistance through the P/FDS waiver, but after completing two years at Temple’s certificate program and gaining two part-time jobs that he no longer needed job supports for, he decided to give up the funds so that someone else can have the opportunity to use them who was more in need than he was. Check out Lou’s full story here.

Lou works at the AMC Neshaminy 24 movie theater at the Neshaminy Mall, and at the Palace Roller Skating Center, near the Neshaminy Mall. He has a driver’s license and a car, and drives himself to and from work. He always offers to take on additional hours and truly loves being able to work.

Lou Kramer performingBesides holding down two jobs, Louis and his brother Greg have developed a successful music career, performing at various venues throughout Jersey, PA, and more. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events!

~ submitted by Quality Progressions