Tampa, FL, October 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Enable America is proud to be a part of Disability Mentoring Day on October 17, 2007 nationwide.
Disability Mentoring Day offers an opportunity for people with disabilities to get hands-on, real-life employment exposure by bringing together job-seekers with businesses to open doors, provide mentorship and explore career opportunities.
Disability Mentoring Day started as National Disability Mentoring Day in 1999 in the White House, as a program to increase the profile of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is celebrated every October.
Enable America was founded in 2002 by attorney Richard Salem in Tampa as a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment and live independently. It is the first organization dedicated solely to reducing unemployment among people with disabilities.
To better understand the issues facing the disability community, Representatives from Enable America traveled across the nation and conducted Town Hall Meetings in more than 20 cities in 17 states during a three year period. This listening tour gathered together members of the disability community, business people, educators, service providers, civic organizations and political leaders in cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tampa, Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles. Participants identified five key concerns among individuals with disabilities: employment, health care, affordable housing, transportation and benefits.
Enable America is committed to raising awareness of employment-related disability issues on a local and national level.
Good things happen when people have jobs. Visit www.enableamerica.org for more information.