Best Buddies — Meaningful Day Project

Meaningful Day Project

Project Goal
Support people with developmental disabilities (DD) by expanding awareness of potential career opportunities.

Project Summary
Meaningful Day projects improve access to meaningful employment and community activities for people with disabilities. Grantees test models and build organizational capacity to help people with disabilities achieve meaningful outcomes.

Best Buddies is coordinating career exploration events in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas to support people with DD who seek meaningful employment in their communities. The events will be hosted by local employers. Attendees will develop essential job-seeking skills through roleplaying exercises and mock interviews. Following the events, Best Buddies will select 16 people to enter the Best Buddies Jobs program, where participants will complete training in job development, pre-employment, or work exploration skills.

Project Start
Feb 2020

Contact
1341 W. Mockingbird Lane,
Ste. 241E
Dallas, TX 75247
214-242-9908
Website

Project Director:
Linda Kordek-Milton

Geographic Reach
Dallas and Harris counties

Dallas and Harris counties