Our housing experiences, or our lack of housing, are fundamental to our story as people. Stories are how we understand what’s possible when people have the access to a home and a supportive community and what housing is needed.
The Ford Foundation recently announced its first-ever program focused on advancing the rights of people with disabilities in the United States. Rebecca Cokley leads the new program as Ford’s program officer.
The Kelsey supported the UC Davis Redwood SEED Scholars Program by designing training modules for Resident Directors and Community Advisors, with the purpose of creating an inclusive-on-campus experience for students with intellectual disabilities.
Monday, August 9th, 2021, Isaac interviews colleague Allie Cannington, the Manager of Advocacy and Organizing at the Kelsey and Board Member, Andraéa LaVant, President and Chief Inclusion Consultant at LaVant Consulting to celebrate Disability Pride. In this conversation, we'll better understand how intersectional identities can shape pride, learn about barriers holding us back, and the role of allies in co-leading efforts alongside people with disabilities.
This month The Kelsey joins a cohort of three teams who are leading national policy initiatives. We were accepted into the 2021 summer cohort of the Rise Justice Labs accelerator program, running from August to November 2021. This 12-week program is designed to support us in passing federal legislation around disability-forward housing.