Employment First Missouri

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ICI COVID-19 Publications & Resources

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) has an ongoing series of publications and resources to help professionals, individuals, and families maintain an Employment First focus through this challenging time. Go to ICI’s special COVID-19 web page.


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The Institute for Community Inclusion

Employment First Missouri is presented by the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

We Believe

  • Everyone can work.
  • Everyone has the right to earn a living wage in a job of their choosing, based on their unique talents, gifts, skills, and interests.
  • Employment is a way for people to achieve their personal dreams of success, respect, control, and choice.
  • Having a job can be an important part of one’s self-identity and value in society today.
  • Everyone should be paid at least minimum wage.

The Employment First Missouri Community of Practice

This community features:

  • Webinars providing content focused on organizational transformation, best practices in employment services, and facilitated discussion with participants. Webinars occur monthly and last for one hour. Automatic captions will be available. For accommodation requests, email Jessica.keenoy@umb.edu. All web sessions are offered at no cost and certificates of attendance are available for sessions attended live.
  • Online Basecamp Community offers an ongoing interactive forum to connect with other service providers, share resources, and celebrate successes. Archived webinars are available on Basecamp. There are currently over 250 members in the Basecamp Community. Email Jessica.keenoy@umb.edu to be added to this community.