October is here, and once again we are celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM). Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” 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.T
Please help us in highlighting the accomplishments of all people with disabilities who are employed or have their own business by submitting success stories. We had a great response last year, and are now in search of more great stories as well as updates!
Success stories can be submitted through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/666Z55P.
October 10, 2019: Community Is EVERYTHING! – Kevin
Kevin lives in South Philadelphia and is a member of the Froggy Carr Brigade. If you know anything about mummers, especially those in South Philly, then you know that community is EVERYTHING. This was one of the reasons getting a job at Miller’s Ale House was so important to Kevin. He has made so many friendships with his co-workers.
Kevin is an Opener at Miller’s Ale House, which means he plays the important role of preparing the facilities for a successful business day. He shows up bright and early to make sure the dining room is clean, organized, and restocked after the previous night’s merriment, and the parking lot is presentable and free of debris. A kind and pleasant young man, Kevin sure brightens up the workplace for the morning crew. He is quick to smile and share joy with those around him, and loves to crack jokes with his coworkers. He is well supported by the team at Miller’s, and management is pleased with his work.
Kevin already had a strong sense of community but working at the Ale House has increased it ten-fold. Kevin lives just a few blocks from the restaurant and feels connected to his community in a meaningful way. When he gathers with his fellow Frogs, he is now able to share relatable stories about work.
~Submitted by Quality Progressions and CIS