CARMEL, N.Y. -- The Dyson Foundation has approved the renewal of a $15,000, two-year grant to support Careers for People with Disabilities and their Workforce Readiness, Placement and Training Program in Putnam County.
The program teaches individuals with disabilities the skills they need to become employable, helps them find and secure a job, and provides on-the-job training and follow-up to make sure they are successful.
“Since 2009, the Dyson Foundation has supported our diverse programs in Putnam Counties, allowing us to continue to provide our job placement and training services free of charge to students and adults with disabilities,” said Tina Cornish-Lauria, Careers executive director. “We take pride in our one-to-one relationship with our clients, which ensures they are getting the training and support they need to be active participants in the community.”
The Dyson Foundation has a major funding program in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State that aims to improve and enhance the quality of life in the region for all of its residents, especially those most vulnerable or economically disadvantaged.
The Foundation has made more than $335 million dollars in grants since it’s inception in 1957. Since 1987, Careers has made more than 2,500 job placements and provided support services to well over 6,000 people with disabilities in Westchester and Putnam Counties.
In 2015, it placed more than 117 individuals in new jobs and 27 in internships. For information on Careers programs for individuals with disabilities or employers in need of qualified help, contact the Carmel office at 845-225-8007.
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