The non-profit organization CIDA has announced the expansion of the Social Co-op project, a workforce development program targeting Asian-American adults with disabilities between 18 and 40 years old.

The program will assist the program participants with employment resources and social services while providing work readiness training. CIDA will also provide resource and capacity-building training to parents of these individuals and local employers so that the entire community “can grow together.”

The trainees will be offered work opportunities with the CoSpire business, a cooperative business developed by CIDA, or referred to other companies if qualified.

Who can apply

  • Persons with disabilities between 18 to 40 years old
  • Persons who live in the New York City Metropolitan Area
  • Persons who can read 6+ grade texts in English
  • Persons who can understand and perform multiple-step directions
  • Persons who can follow a set schedule (dates) and handle responsibilities
  • Persons who can perform basic computer skills (basic typing & navigating the web)
  • Persons who can understand basic calculation concepts
  • Persons who can lift 10 lbs without help

When it starts

  • The 2024 Spring Program starts on 2/13 (Tuesday) for a total of 4 months, plus additional internship hours.
  • Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For more information, visit CIDA.

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