Stephanie Picazo, of Alamo, applied for Texas Partners in Policymaking in hopes of becoming a well-rounded advocate. She aims to gain the tools necessary to make changes in her community and local school districts.
The Advocacy Support Project for Potential Workers with Disabilities
Create an advocacy support program for adults with disabilities who are determined to enter the employment world but have concerns of losing their Social Security income and Medicaid benefits. The Partners will develop a curriculum designed to inform participants about being an employee with a disability. They will serve and educate groups of 6 participants at a time, with the goal of providing participants with guidance and support as they transition into the workforce.
This project is a collaborative project with Elizabeth Hinojosa and Katy McBeth.