As you may have noticed, things look a little different around here than they used to. We launched our new website late last week (late-September 2018), and let me tell you: it’s a super exciting feeling. When creating the site, we wanted to make sure that our new website was going to be as accessible […]
SAVE THE DATE! Join us on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM for our biggest event of the year! Party for PYD is dedicated to raising program funds and awareness of mentoring, and celebrating our successes and partnerships with you. The event includes live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and entertainment. Tickets on sale now!
Boston, MA (December 8, 2017) – The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has selected Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) to participate in SIF’s 2018 “Social Innovator Accelerator,” a 24-month capacity-building program that helps nonprofit organizations gain visibility, expand their networks, and accelerate their impact. As a 2018 Social Innovator, PYD will receive access to more […]
For those not familiar with it, inspiration porn is a phrase that refers to the way disabled people are frequently used as objects of inspiration for abled people. It was coined by the disabled writer and comedian Stella Young, and once you understand the concept, you can’t help but see it everywhere. Especially on social media.
The following blog post was written by Bjarne P. Tellmann from the Association of Corporate Counsel, provided through the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC). Our legal department recently launched an innovative mentoring program for college students and recent graduates with disabilities, some of who were interested in pursuing a legal career. The success of this […]
Anna-Mariya Kirova joined PYD in October 2017 as the Pre-Employment Coordinator to provide job coaching and support to transition age youth. Anna-Mariya has previously worked at the Walker School and Massachusetts General Hospital where she supported children, adolescents and young adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities. She is excited to be a part of […]
Greg Dees and Anita McGahan are two luminaries in social entrepreneurship and business for whom the award is named. They both took an interest in PYD in various ways. Greg was a former PYD board member. Greg and Anita were professional colleagues while at Harvard Business School.Through this professional relationship Anita came to know PYD, […]
Mehdi Raoufi joined PYD in the Fall of 2017 as a Pre-Employment Specialist. Mehdi is new to Boston after relocating from the Washington, D.C. area. Mehdi has worked for six years as a teaching artist and Director of Inclusive Theater companies with Artstream, a non-profit organization that supports individuals of varying abilities in social skills […]
The full Disability Mentoring Initiative Request for Proposals can be found at this link. RFP timeline: October 6, 2017: Proposal released November 15, 2017: Proposal due date December 10, 2017: Decision announced January 1: 2018: Collaboration begin Question 1: Are the monthly ongoing mentor and staff trainings through the National Center for Mentoring Youth […]
Courtney Fox, Mentoring Specialist, is thrilled to join the PYD team. Courtney is passionate about working with and advocating for young people, and is driven by a commitment to promoting the mental health and well-being of youth. She recently moved to the Boston area after completing a Master’s degree at the University of Virginia in […]