PROJECT JOBS OF SAN ANTONIO
Board of Directors Luncheon 2016
L to R, Seated: Charles Jurek, Judith Laufer, Judy Babbitt, Freddie Esquivel, Richie Mulcahy. Standing: Ori Salame, Carol Larson, Shana Garcia, Kelly Trout, Karen Wright, James Meadours, Cathy Young.
Project Jobs of San Antonio, Inc.
Project Jobs was founded in 1992 as a family support group. It was an offshoot of the Arc of Texas training grant, Project Jobs, directed by Jeff Garrison-Tate. Parents and siblings learned to be Employment Advocates for their family member with an intellectual disability.
Judith Laufer and Cathy Young led this group, as they endeavored to find jobs for their respective brothers, David and Richard. 1995, -96, and -97 featured Intern for a Day, modeled on Take Your Daughter to Work, and pre-dating the national emergence of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
In the following years, the group developed into a self-advocacy support group and became S.A.L.S.A., the San Antonio League of Self-Advocates.
Project Jobs is still officially the umbrella group that holds the not-for-profit corporate charter and the tax-exempt status.
SALSA is Project Jobs only activity.