A NY Post article details Jobs for Humanity, a website that aims to ignite a global employment movement for six underserved communities: black leaders, the blind, single moms, refugees, citizens returning from incarceration, and people who are neurodivergent [such as those on the spectrum with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and more]. Among the NYC-based organizations listed in the article that work to redress this untapped talent pool is AHRC NYC.
Shauna Lozada, director of corporate partnerships and business development at AHRC New York City, builds relationships with employers — often, applicants don’t go through the traditional interview process.
“We apply together,” Lozada said. Job seekers work with a coach which includes job shadowing for a few weeks after the job begins. “If the job is at McDonald’s, the job coach wears a uniform and integrates with the worksite. If McDonald’s said, ‘We need you to stock 20 boxes by noon,’ the job coach helps that person come up with a strategy on how to do that.”