BBI Board Member, John Robinson honored at White House as Disability Employment Champions of Change Recipient
October 15, 2014
Our Ability Managing partner & CEO, John Robinson honored at White House as Disability Employment Champions of Change Recipient
Washington, D.C (October 15, 2014) - John Robinson, Managing Partner and CEO of Our Ability, a company owned and operated by people with disabilities to support people with disabilities today was honored at the White House as a recipient of the "Disability Employment Champions of Change." Disability Employment Champions of Change have done extraordinary work to make workplaces more accessible and to create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. John Robinson has made it his life's work to ensure that individuals with disabilities receive equal employment benefits and opportunities. Over the past five years, Our Ability has worked with individuals, non-profits, and large corporations to facilitate better employment outcomes for those with disabilities. Now, John is helping build a unique web portal that will help individuals with disabilities find employment.
"This is an unbelievable honor to have the work of Our Ability recognized by the White House, "said John Robinson. "Our mission is to prove to business and corporate leaders throughout the country that people with disabilities can play a major role in the workforce. This award brings recognition to those we are helping now and the thousands we hope to assist in the future."
These Champions have distinguished themselves by making workplaces more accessible to strengthen the American economy. Today's event showcased these incredible leaders and their significant contributions to their communities and featured U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecelia Muñoz, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Jenny Yang, and other Senior Administration Officials.
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.
Learn more about the White House Champions of Change program [www.whitehouse.gov/champions].
Learn more about the White House Champions of Change: Disability Employment Champions Of Change [www.whitehouse.gov/champions/disability-employment-champions-of-change]
Learn more about Our Ability [www.ourability.com]
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