CAREERS receives the 2021 New York State Empire Award

Tina Cornish-Lauria accepts NYS Empire Award

CAREERS receives the New York State Empire Award, for organizations who have made a significant contribution for the betterment of their community. State Senator Pete Harckham honored CAREERS because “their programs meet an individual’s unique needs and places them in jobs based on their abilities and interests. They provide on-the-job training and long-term support for as long as each individual requires.”

Tina Cornish-Lauria, Executive Director of CAREERS, accepted the award in a Zoom presentation honoring community members who have made contributions to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities on the 31st Anniversary of the Americans for Disabilities Act.

“We think it’s significant that Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act focuses on employment and prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals who have a disability,” Cornish-Lauria remarked. “Our goal at CAREERS is not only to help those with disabilities find and keep jobs they love, but to educate employers and the public about the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities. Our sincere thanks to Senator Harckham for highlighting the work we have done with pride for 34 years.”

Watch the Facebook Live video of the award presentation.