AmeriCorps Disability Inclusion Initiative

AmeriCorps Disability Inclusion InitiativeServe Rhode Island's Disability Inclusion Initiative is building capacity for its programs to recruit, enroll and support persons with disabilities into AmeriCorps service. Under Federal Law, any program that receives federal funds is required to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Goals:

  1. Continue to increase awareness of national service opportunities in the community of people with disabilities in Rhode Island.
    Downloadable Inclusion Brochure (PDF, 733KB)

  2. Increase Serve Rhode Island's capacity to include people with disabilities in service opportunities through trainings for organizations, program directors and staff.
    Training Topics:
    • Disability Awareness
    • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and reasonable accommodations
    • The importance of a welcoming environment to support disclosure

AmeriCorps Member Resources

For more information, contact:
Marisa Petreccia, Director of Operations
mpetreccia@ServeRhodeIsland.org
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