Community Options Receives NBA Foundation Grant
August 24, 2022 | Press Release | roi-nj.com online article
PRINCETON, NJ– Community Options was announced as the recipient of a grant from the NBA Foundation. The national nonprofit will collaborate with the Foundation to increase minority youth access to workforce inclusion, and competitive and integrated employment.
Community Options will develop a national employment program focusing on youth in seven NBA markets: Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Utah Jazz. Community Options will identify youth interested in employment and provide job exploration, soft skills training, and on-the-job training.
“We are proud to support Community Options in their endeavors to increase access to support and job preparation for Black youth with disabilities,” said NBA Foundation Executive Director Greg Taylor. “Community Options’ longstanding dedication to empowering individuals with disabilities has already provided many the resources to choose how they live and work within their communities and we look forward to the impact this new expansion of their services will have on young people in NBA markets.”
Launched in 2020, the NBA Foundation is focused on creating greater economic opportunity and career advancement in the Black community. Its Board of Directors is comprised of eight representatives:
• Governors: Michael Jordan, Gayle Benson, Tony Ressler, and Larry Tanenbaum
• Players: Harrison Barnes and Tobias Harris
• NBA and NBPA: Commissioner Adam Silver and Executive Director Michele Roberts
About Community Options, Inc.:
For over 30 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment supports for people with disabilities – serving thousands of people from over 50 offices across 11 states. Community Options provides advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities because all people – regardless of ability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice and self-determination. For more information please visit our website: www.comop.org and to follow along with the #AllItTakes campaign, search #AllItTakes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.