Melinda is one of our superstar job participants! She has been working at Sodexo at Umass Memorial in Worcester as a food service worker! She has been there since 2017 and graduated from our jobs program!
She is very excited to participate in the 2024 Friendship walks and represent the jobs program!
“I am always so excited about the Friendship Walk because I get to meet new people, new friends, and help spread inclusion without limits. I love my job because I have the best coworkers and managers. Thank you all for accepting me for who I am and never giving up on me. Follow your heart and eventually your dreams will come true”
We can’t wait to see all that Melinda does in 2024!
The Best Buddies Jobs program represents one of our organization’s four key mission pillars, Integrated Employment. This program secures jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and continuously and independently support themselves.
The Jobs program places focus beyond the typical jobs in which a person with IDD might be placed. Best Buddies focuses on finding work that matches the job seeker’s interests and talents.
If you or your company are interested because contact Shiloh Murray, Director of Jobs in Massachusetts at ShilohMurray@BestBuddies.org to learn more.