Inclusive World’s endeavor to enable inclusive and productive lives for people with different abilities involves partnering with organizations that offer employment opportunities. Inclusive World works with families and partners to match opportunities with our members skills and interests and empower them to be productive. These partnerships typically entail:
- Internship or volunteering opportunities
- Part-time paid jobs
- Seasonal paid jobs
- Full time jobs
- Arts and Crafts Small Business
These jobs are either in real workplace settings (with or without a job coach) or sheltered jobs in customized environments on our premises.
In 2020, given that the volunteering and seasonal jobs were on hold due to the pandemic, Inclusive World members worked on a virtual volunteering opportunity with the India Community Center (ICC). This opportunity entailed recording meal orders from senior citizens (either through a phone call or through email) enrolled in a Meal Order & Delivery Program run by ICC under the Senior Nutrition Program of Santa Clara County. Drawing on the successful experience, we launched a virtual Conversation skills development program in September 2020. The aim of this program is to equip members with strong conversational and digital correspondence (email) skills that can be applied in any future employment setting.