Best Buddies in New Jersey recently received an award for excellence in Diversity & Inclusion by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. The Diversity & Inclusion award is presented to organizations that are on the forefront of growing, supporting, maintaining and promoting an inclusive workforce with people of different [...]2
As a father of three – Marlowe, age eight, Calvin and Flynn, age six – Steve Roge finds that what brings him the most joy is watching his children become kind and amazing human beings. He feels complete by having his kids in his life. Watching them grow together and [...]3
Since 1990, the Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) has inspired thousands of individuals — with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities — to become advocates for Best Buddies and for inclusion — empowering them to transform their schools, workplaces, and communities. View these Impact Reports to see the outcomes of [...]4
In 1995, Nina Greene gave birth to a beautiful, curious little boy, Randy, who lives with Down syndrome. As a mother, what gives her the most joy is how similar Randy’s life and problems are relative to those his age, despite his disability.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a tremendous negative impact on nonprofits across the country including Best Buddies. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to provide temporary relief [...]6
Today on World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism, with the goal of raising awareness, understanding, and inclusion for people with autism.
Today we celebrate those who have filled our lives with love, light, and friendship. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share with you the beautiful friendship between Best Buddies participant Miracle Pelayo and Olivia Culpo, Best Buddies Global Ambassador and International Board Member. “From the moment I […]
“…As someone that is on this spectrum, I encourage you, please stop using the r-word.”
On November 22nd, The Hublot Best Buddies Challenge: Miami welcomed the Makarov Foundation and its Founder Igor Makarov, philanthropist and businessman. Mr. Makarov, along with six other members of his organization, participated in the world-class 70-mile cycling event to support Best Buddies International’s mission.
Lyft’s Jobs Access Program aims to close transportation gaps related to employment access and job training.