Integrate for Good Awarded $10,000 Grant From Dow

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Integrate for Good, a nonprofit organization empowering children and adults with disabilities to share their talent through inclusive volunteerism, community leadership and meaningful employment, announced today they have been awarded a $10,000 grant from Dow Gives Community Grant Program in the Delaware Valley.

The grant will allow Integrate for Good Empowerment Lab to welcome new students with disabilities between the ages of 14-21 in the Perkiomen Valley School District during the 2022-23 school year. 

Each Empowerment Lab student will create a customized digital portfolio they, along with their family will receive individualized support to connect with community resources, organizations, and employers upon completion of the 12-week program.

The Dow Gives Community Grants Program is an annual competitive grant program designed to support social, economic, or environmental projects that contribute to long-term success in the communities in which Dow operates and in which the majority of Dow employees live.

“We are so grateful for our ongoing collaboration with Dow, specifically around the circular economy model and our Sleeping Mat Project which upcycles plastic bags to make sleeping mats for people in our shared community experiencing street homelessness. This project is also part of our Empowerment Lab and elevates students with disabilities to lead this project within their school community and beyond,” states Integrate for Good Founder & Executive Director Dr. Bev Weinberg.

“We believe that together science and humanity can change the world. Led by our company ambition to become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company in the world, and led by the passion and expertise of Dow employees, we seek to magnify our impact through meaningful collaborations with partners like Integrate for Good,” states Justin Land Dow Program Officer, Global Citizenship & Northeast Public Affairs.  “During these difficult and challenging times, we are pleased to partner with you to generate needed transformational impact.”

Integrate for Good, a 501©3 established in 2019, empowers transition-age youth and adults with disabilities, the families and agencies that support them, school districts, nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses to capitalize on the strengths and abilities of all people through social capital building, civic engagement and community connection.  They do this through a variety of engaging and innovative services.  

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