"Accelerate helped me understand my rights, gave me tips on building resume/cover letter, networking, informational interviews, and interview prep."

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 completely changed the way that I perceive my employment potential and rights. After attending a workshop series, I felt empowered to advocate for myself in the workplace and prepared to accurately represent who I am during the job search."

- Accelerate Participant

Accelerate with Us!




Held on campuses and online, our Disability Employment Strategies Workshops inform and empower students and faculty by teaching the history of disability rights in the workplace and how to fight discrimination and advocate for oneself as you enter competitive employment.

Disability Employment Panels see us partnering with a variety of CEOs, diversity & inclusion officers, recruiters, and employees with disabilities at Bay Area companies. Panels empower students by helping them see themselves in high-level, competitive positions while giving them real-world perspectives on disability employment.


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