OUR HISTORY

EmployAbility was founded in 1982 as The Dallas Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People With Disabilities. Jack Wilson Evans, Dallas mayor at the time, created the organization to help Dallas become an exemplary city for the modern world. Over time, our name has changed but our mission remains the same – work to advance employment opportunities for people with different abilities.

 

OUR VISION

At first glance, a disability can overshadow the full spectrum of qualities in an individual. With a more knowledgeable perspective, employers see that beyond the disability often lies a unique skill set and vibrancy that adds bottom-line benefits to teams and organizations.

We work to engage the business community to build a diverse workforce by valuing people with different abilities. Our vision has enjoyed support from city, state and federal leaders as well as the corporate community.

 

OUR GOALS

  • Promote the value of hiring people with disabilities 
  • Serve as a resource to businesses regarding people with disabilities by providing education, tools, and training 
  • Provide scholarships to people with disabilities who are pursuing further education

 

Texas Diversity Council AWARD WINNER

We were recognized by the Texas Diversity Council with the DiversityFIRST award. The council awards efforts and achievements in the field of diversity and inclusion by individuals, businesses, corporations, community groups or non-profit organizations that have a visible, tangible, or measurable impact on the perception of, attitude toward, and respect for a truly inclusive environment, where individuals are valued for their talent and able to reach their full potential.

 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Our board members include a wide variety of professionals from different industries in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex including: AB Brands, LLC, AT&T, Achieve (formerly Citizens Development Center), Axxess, Bank of America, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Bridges, Center for Nonprofit Management, EY, Goodwill Dallas, Haynes & Boone, LaunchAbility, Leadership Alliance International, Levenson Group, Lowe's, Moroch, Parkland Health & Hospital System, PepsiCo., REACH, Southwest Airlines, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARs), UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Walgreens, Wells Fargo, Workforce Solutions-Greater Dallas and more.

To inquire about becoming a board member, please email us at info@employabilitydallas.org.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS

 
EmployAbility is a 501(c)3 and operates on donations and sponsorship. Please consider donating to our cause and becoming a friend of employAbility. For more information, contact us at info@employabilitydallas.org.
 
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of one of our events, please contact us at info@employabilitydallas.org.