MASSACHUSETTS — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced four grant awards for the Employment Program for Young Adults with Disabilities. These grants will support programming aimed at training young adults with disabilities for the workplace, placing them into jobs, and providing post-placement support to help them stay employed.
We are in the process of developing a partnership with the Westfield Public Schools to support your 18 to 21-year-old population of Special Education students engaged in Transitional Services. As a previous Director of Special Education, I am more than aware of the difficulty districts face in finding work experiences for these young adults.
Since my retirement in June 2021, I have taken on the Director of Community Outreach role with Terra Americana. At Terra Americana, we craft inspired solutions for custom creations. Our core business is custom branded products for big promotions. Think movie trailers and travel incentives. We get to do what we love, from corporate branding with Google and Disney to providing fundraising gifts for Maple Street Head Start and designing new recipes to test on Etsy.
To find out more about us, visit http://www.terra-americana.com and etsy.com/shop/TerraAmericana
We are hoping to provide one or two Summer Internships at our small business, located at
The Mill at Crane Pond in Westfield. The focus of the work is dry mix production and packaging.
I am excited at the prospect of this partnership and saw your grant opportunity and look forward to hearing from you.