The M>PWR Initiative works with National and Community Organizations to help youth with disabilities develop their leadership, self advocacy and employment skills, as well as create tools to help employers learn how to successfully recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities, with the goal of improving employment outcomes in communities throughout the U.S.
With over $2 million in grant funding toward the Initiative, MEAF will work with its national grantees and other collaborators to develop, test and share effective transition and employment models and practices, as well as leverage funding in order to multiply impact and bring efforts to scale.
Participating National Organizations
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network
- Disability Funders Network
- DO-IT at the University of Washington
- Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh
- Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities
- Project SEARCH
- The Washington Center
- US Business Leadership Network
- US International Council on Disability
- Wilderness Inquiry
Working with organizations Mitsubishi Electric employee volunteers support in communities where the company has operations, MEAF and its national grantees will share best practices, and work to scale up promising practices through financial and volunteer support with these Community Organizations.