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 23, 2019: Budgeting & A Little Bit of Hustle… – Chenita
Chenita has been working in the cafeteria at the University of Pennsylvania for over three years. Her position takes advantage of Chenita’s broad range of skills, including a variety of tasks from working the line in the cafeteria to maintenance. She values the fact that she is able to do a variety of things and is not stuck in a monotonous routine.
Working at a school her job is “seasonal”, from August through May, while classes are in full swing. Chenita enjoys having the summer months off for a little “R & R”. Her strong work hustle and her budgeting skills allow her to live on her own and enjoy those summer months stress free.
~ submitted by QP