The Brevard community is full of diversity. Being the largest county in the state, Brevard shares unique cultures and beliefs in any direction you go. One notable quality of Florida’s longest region is the ability to listen to new ideas. Thus, this district has proven more than accommodating when it comes to employment opportunities for all.
Encouraging the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace, Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) is a leading advocate. In fact, BAC employs, serves and supports more than four thousand people with disabilities each year. But we could not do this alone…
Local businesses like Patrick Air Force Base, the Department of Transportation, Kennedy Space Center, and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) all back our mission and values. “We are embedded in this community,” shared Emily Moak on behalf of USSSA. “[We are] committed to making Brevard County our home, while enriching the lives of those within it.”
Currently employing thirty employees related to BAC with nearly twenty more spots to fill, the USSSA contract is one of our newest. “Our goal is to get more contracts under that umbrella to create more innovative workforces,” described Rosalind Weiss, Community Relations Manager at BAC, “for those with disabilities and without.” Continuing off of that ideology, Moak spoke, “having diversity in the workplace gives organizations the opportunity to understand one another in order to achieve a greater goal.”
USSSA was a winner of the Employ, Empower award at BAC’s annual Employ, Empower; Achieve Awards (E2A) this October. Following that win was the Disability Awareness and Action Working Group, or DAAWG, taking home the Moving Forward award. And rounding the evening off was Jennifer Cleveland winning the Believe and Achieve award for her work ethic in the Brevard community.
Next year’s E2A awards are looking forward to shining light on an even more inclusive community as we continue to fight for equality for all in the work place.