Thursday, August 25, 2011

Finding Jobs and Creating Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When Maryland Community Connection (MCC) began, the non-profit was just an “informal group run" — as they called it — that gave children and adults with development disabilities free tickets to basketball and baseball games. Now, 10 years later, as politicians scramble to resolve America’s financial crisis and unemployment rate, MCC has managed to find jobs for those who have disabilities in D.C. and Maryland.
Founders Andre’ Coates and Kimblyn Snyder launched the organization with their loved ones in mind. As the two dealt with family members who suffered from disabilities, they started the non-profit to help those who faced learning challenges become independent.
People with disabilities are just like us,” said Coates, the MCC’s executive director.“They can be taxpayers, they can be homeowners — the key point is the level of support.

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