Partners 4 Progress
Building capacity to advocate for individuals with disabilities and lead system change at the local level
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates 30 years in 2020. Still, people with disabilities and their families experience significant gaps between inclusion policies and practices. This is especially true for minority groups.
Led by the ILR School’s Yang-Tan Institute, Partners 4 Progress (P4P) is a community-based approach to building intersectional advocacy and leadership capacity at the local level. The goal for P4P is to build healthy alliances with and between four core elements of community: individuals with disabilities, families of individuals with disabilities, community organizations and local businesses and authorities. P4P members will learn and practice empowerment skills to effectively address key issues with local/state policymakers while enhancing quality of community life.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Law, Government and Policy
Carol Blessing, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- Community partner: Community Inclusion and Development Alliance (CIDA)
- Community partner: NYS Partners in Policymaking
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.