"[Accelerate] has helped me with my own professional development and connection to a community of support that I will always value."

Degen, Accelerate Participant

What is Accelerate? 

Accelerate is a college-to-career program that helps students and recent graduates with disabilities develop practical knowledge and independent job search skills that assist in gaining competitive employment. Our program partners with universities, Bay Area businesses, and you to change the narrative of employment to be more inclusive and diverse.

“Accelerate helped me understand my rights, gave me tips on building a resume/cover letter, networking, informational interviews, and interview preparation.”

- Accelerate Participant

Accelerate with Us!


Our workshops grow your confidence and knowledge with in-depth readings, meaningful discussion, and the right experts to make a difference. Wondering about the ADA or searching for a job? These are for you.


Our panels show what disability and employment can really look like, with the help of employees and activists with disabilities ranging from CEOs to recruiters and more. Want to be part of the discussion? This is the place.


Useful links and resources to help you on your employment journey.



For more information, reach the Accelerate team below. 


Main Phone: 510-841-4776
Video Phone for the Deaf: 510-356-2662
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