President of Operations, CAAID
National Hispanic Corporate Achievers
Vice Chair of The City University of New York Board of Trustees
President Philip Berry Associates,LLC
Dr. CHRIS ROSA
Executive Committee Chair
City University of New York’s University Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Global Workplace Initiatives, Colgate-Palmolive
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Diversity Career Fairs
Coordinator for Student Activities, CUNY
DENISE V. G. SINGLETON
President of ThrivePROS
MARIA- DOLORES (LOLI) VAZQUES- ABAD
Development Lead RA/Inflammation
Emerging Markets Business Unit
Today there are approximately 54 million Americans that are disabled in the United States. They represent 20% of the marketplace and have a total buying power of $220 billion in discretionary spending.
Like individuals of various races, religions, colors, genders and national origins, individuals with disabilities have suffered discrimination through exclusion from mainstream society, intentional or unintentional segregation, unequal and inferior services, and from benefits and job screening criteria that do not correlate with actual ability. Discrimination against these individuals impedes them from obtaining jobs that they can perform resulting in not having the financial independence that non disabled persons take for granted.
This program will provide Disability education awareness in the workplace which can lead to a more productive workforce and one that readily engages in teamwork and collaboration.
Major Corporate Sponsors
New York Declares
C.A.A.I.D. day in New
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What is CAAID?
Corporate Achievers Awards for Individuals with Disabilities
This is a program to recognize the contributions and achievements of the individuals with disabilities in the workforce and the community.
Colleges Affiliated with CAAID
- Borough of Manhattan Community
- Bronx Community College
- Brooklyn College
- City College
- Medgar Evers College
- The Graduate School & University
- Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
- Hunter College
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Kingsborough Community College
- Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College
- Herbert H. Lehman College
- CUNY Medical School
- New York City Technical College
- CUNY School of Law at Queens College
- Queensborough Community College
- Queens College
- The College of Staten Island
- York College
IN THE NEWS
Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Honorable Eric K. Shinseki
Retired U.S. Army General Eric K. Shinseki was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 7, 2008 to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Two City Veterans Hospitals Among Those to Stay Open
Published by The New York Times
Two veterans hospitals, in Manhattan and Brooklyn, will remain open after a three-year campaign by city officials and representatives in Congress to save them from being closed or consolidated as part of a nationwide restructuring plan.
Published by DiversityInc.com
People with disabilities cross all racial, gender, educational, socioeconomic and organizational lines. Americans with disabilities have a long history of being secluded and barred from participating in mainstream American life.
National Council on Disability Calls for New Federal Approach to Disability Policy
WASHINGTON—The National Council on Disability (NCD) today released its annual report to the President and Congress calling for a new integrated approach to disability policy within the Federal Government.
National Council on Disability’s 2010 National Summit on Disability Policy Steering Committee has been hard at work with its staff and contractors as preparations continue for this landmark event.
National Council on Disability to Announce Research/Funding Opportunity
National Council on Disability will soon announce a research/funding opportunity for a cooperative agreement to study “Improving Access to Health Care, Special Education, and Long-Term Services for Marine Corps Family Members with Disabilities.”