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The K-Fund Microloan Initiative

The Center for Social Capital (Griffin-Hammis Associates) and the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation establish The K-Fund to help people with intellectual disabilities start their own businesses.

PDF documentRead the K-Fund Press Release

Griffin-Hammis Associates Receive National APSE Best Practices Award

Griffin-Hammis Associates was honored with the Best Practices – Organization Award by APSE at the national conference in Atlanta, GA. Griffin-Hammis Associates manages MNTAT. Award nominees were honored and recognized for making a difference in their communities. For more about the 2010 Awards and APSE, visit their website at www.apse.org.

APSE Awarded Leadership for Innovative Employment Policy Initiative

Pathways to Employment will contract with APSE in conjunction with Minnesota APSE, the state chapter, to develop leadership and dialogue facilitation around employment policy that will result in the increased employment of Minnesotans with disabilities. The mission of Pathways to Employment is to increase competitive employment of people with disabilities and meet Minnesota’s workforce needs by bringing together people with disabilities, employers, businesses, government and providers. Pathways to Employment is a partnership of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Disability Services Division, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Minnesota State Council on Disability.

MNTAT will work in close collaboration with the Minnesota Employment Policy Initiative (MEPI) in proposing policy that supports the full employment of Minnesotans with disabilities.

PDF documentMEPI Project Description