Missouri Add Us In Initiative
Add Us In Kansas City has created a business-led network focused on increasing the capacity of employers, including minority owned businesses, to successfully hire and retain individuals with disabilities. Add Us In Kansas City will 1) identify and create supports needed by employers in their efforts to diversify their workforce to include this population, 2) increase the number and range of employment opportunities available to youth with disabilities, 3) develop a model continuum of career development encompassing these opportunities and supports, and 4) equip youth to successfully participate within this continuum. Urban businesses and urban youth with disabilities will be given special consideration in the development of the Add Us In model. Located in the greater Kansas City area, the program will provide a replication toolkit for nationwide dissemination at the end of year two.
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- School-to-Work Transition
- Employer Engagement
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships