Synergies Work is a nonprofit organization focused on giving people with disabilities the support and the platform to become financially independent as entrepreneurs with their own business. We tap into each individual’s boundless talent, test their curiosity, expand their vision of what is possible and enable them to contribute to their communities.
BRIDGING SOCIAL & ECONOMIC DIVIDE
- 1 in 5 Americans (57 Million) has a disability
- More than 1 Billion with disabilities world wide
- Constitutes the largest growing minority segment in the country
- Only 17% are employed as compared to 65% employment rate of their peers
- Their average annual income is lower than their peers.
- Subminimum wages for people with disabilities are still legal
- Policy barriers: preclude savings & restrict earnings
- Psychological barriers: low expectations & discrimination
- There is nothing special about “special”
- Over 25% of adults with a disability live in poverty
- 50% of individuals with disabilities are unbanked or underbanked