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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Jonathan Goldstein

Photo: Johnathan Goldstein
Buffalo, NY
Learning Disabilities Association of WNY
  • Recruited and engaged potential employers to attend LDA’s WNY Business Mingle, a networking luncheon to educate local business owners, managers and HR staff on the benefits on hiring individuals with learning disabilities. 
  • Tracked and recorded newly acquired employer connections to build relations over the summer and for future use by LDA of WNY. 
  • Compiled and contacted a list of federal contractors in Western New York who are actively seeking to hire individuals with disabilities in order to comply with a new executive order issued earlier this year that federal contractors must ensure that at least seven percent of their workforce consisting of workers with disabilities. 

“My work as a Fellow at the Learning Disabilities Association has been one of the most educational experiences I have ever engaged in. I am able to directly interact with the individuals that our vocational staff works with on regular basis, and am exposed to a diverse array of material at work. I was able to participate in several executive management meetings and contribute a great deal to the development of LDA's future programming and events.”

“Jonathan is a tremendous asset to us. He brings so much knowledge to the table during meetings and discussions, and is continuously showing eagerness to learn more. He has assisted greatly in educating our staff about recent executive orders relating to our industry and formulated a corresponding educational presentation to share with the community.”

Parrish Gibbons,

Director of Community Outreach for LDA of WNY