Meet Joshua Stranix

Joshua Stranix, Legislative Advocate for the #IWantToWork campaign, has served on the Board of Directors for The Arc of Pennsylvania since 2010 (he’s also…

#IWantToWork Responds: Pennsylvanians with disabilities see biggest job gains in the nation

Respectability recently published an article that examined employment opportunities throughout the nation. Their investigation revealed that Pennsylvanians with disabilities experience the biggest job gains…

Senator Bob Mensch will introduce Employment First legislation in 2017

Senator Bob Mensch has announced he will be introducing Employment First legislation in 2017. The #IWantToWork campaign thanks Senator Bob Mensch for continuing to…

Community Integrated Services (CIS)

Community Integrated Services (CIS) is a Philadelphia’s largest supported employment provider in the Southeastern region and a leader in helping people with disabilities in…

CIS: Steven’s story

Like many artists, Steven enjoys working on his personal projects, like drawing in his comic books. It was his dream to find employment where…

CIS: Richard’s story

Richard, 28, has been blind since birth. He worked a few different part-time jobs trying to find his niche before reluctantly accepting a position…

PA Unveils Employment First Plan

It’s Employment First Friday and since this is the beginning of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we want to highlight two important…

Coffee, Bagels and Celebrating a Big Legislative Win!

Bright and early on the morning of June 23, the #IWantToWork campaign had the privilege of hosting legislators for breakfast as we celebrated House…

Approval of HB400 Igniting PA Culture Change

“What do you do?” This simple question is often the starting point of many relationships. In Western culture, employment is often seen in as…

A Big Win for #IWantToWork!

Senate Approves HB 400 to Help Teens With Disabilities Prepare for Jobs After Graduation. #IWantToWork’s effort to make sure young people with disabilities get part-time…