'Everyone Has Abilities': Statewide Program Provides Internships to 200 Wisconsinites with Disabilities


credit: Flickr

"I'm excited because I got to meet a lot of friends and then nice coworkers in food service."

That's how Angela Crowder describes her time as an intern at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis., where she worked in food service, mail room, labor and delivery, the emergency department, and infection prevention, per Wisconsin Public Radio.

On Wednesday, Crowder was one of four interns to graduate from the state's Project SEARCH program, which helps people with disabilities find jobs, reports the Green Bay Press Gazette.

The 200 high school and college-age people graduated from the state's 2022-23 program, which has provided workforce training to about 1,500 people with disabilities since it was launched in 2008, per Delora Newton, administrator of the state Department of Workforce Development's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Newton says the program has grown from just one Madison-based employer to nearly 30 around the state, including Bellin Health in Green Bay, the Milwaukee County Zoo, the Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, and manufacturing facilities.

"They learn soft skills," Newton tells WPR.

"They learn workplace etiquette.

But then they also do rotations throughout the employer that's sponsoring them, and they learn practical work skills."

During Wednesday's graduation ceremony Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Sunset Dinners Return with Live Music and Expanded Menu

If you can't make it to the Blue Ridge Mountains in time for Friday night, you can still score a $90 dinner at one of the area's top restaurants. The restaurant, Clouds, is holding its annual...more

Ucla Plays a Pivotal Role in Getty Pst Art, the Nation'S Largest Art Event

The Los Angeles Times calls it "the largest art event in the United States." The Los Angeles Times calls it "the largest art event in the United States." Now in its 40th year, the Pacific...more

Uc Davis Arts and Humanities Graduate Students Showcase Work in Multidisciplinary Exhibition

When Sara de Blas Hern ? ndez sat down to write her master's thesis on the Spanish-speaking peasantry of Kilvenmani, a small village in central Spain, she didn't think she'd end up in a...more

Nonprofit Trains Young Singers in Philadelphia and Beyond

"You guys should really audition for this ArtSmart program," Philadelphia teen Journae Barnes tells NPR. "And I actually just took the chance and followed through with it." Barnes, from a...more

Milwaukee'S Performing Arts Sector Needs to Collectively Strategize &Amp; Curb Reliance on ...

The United Performing Arts Fund was created in 1967 to support the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Symphony, Repertory Theater, and the Florentine Opera. Today, the fund supports more than a dozen...more

Philanthropy Calendar, May 22, 2024

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed an executive order designed to make it easier for state residents to donate to organizations that help the poor, the Providence Journal reports. The...more

Srq Daily May 22, 2024
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

If you're over 50 and in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, you're in luck: The city is hosting a free event called Silver Pride to celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, the...more

Name Dropping

When Balazs Bognar moved to Tokyo from Urbana, Ill., at age 17, he had no idea he'd end up living there for the rest of his life. "He would take me and my mom and my brothers to cities around the...more

Aasl Announces 2024 Best Digital Tools for Teaching &Amp; Learning

The American Association of School Librarians is out with its annual list of the best digital tools for teaching and learning. The top 10: Book Creator Khan Academy Masters of Tradition Parlay...more

Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands Innovative Arts Internship Program
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Starting in 2024, Detroit and New Orleans will be added to the seven US cities where Bloomberg Philanthropies has placed more than 1,700 high school and college students in paid summer internships...more





The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $50 million to support emergency efforts to contain the threat caused by Ebola in West Africa.



Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs


Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project | Boating Safety Financial Assistance | Assistance for Torture Victims | Veterans Rehabilitation_Alcohol and Drug Dependence | Unallied Industry Projects | Education and Prevention Grants to Reduce Sexual Abuse of Runaway, Homeless and Street Youth | Block Grants for Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse | Life Insurance for Veterans | | Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders