For the first time, the national ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival came to New Jersey. From March 13 to March 17, thousands visited locations around Essex, Union, Hudson, and Somerset counties to view international award-winning films about the lives, obstacles, and accomplishments of
WEST ORANGE, N.J.—Kessler Foundation (KesslerFoundation.org) has been named one of the Best U.S. Nonprofit Organizations to Work for by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group, as well as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ in the medium category (15-249 employees).
WEST ORANGE, N.J.—Kessler Foundation announced the winners of its annual New Jersey ThinkFirst poster contest for the 2013 academic year. ThinkFirst, a national injury prevention program, educates students K-12 on simple safety practices to avoid a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury
“Providing work opportunities for people with disabilities benefits economy and society”
Read July 24 op-ed in the influential congressional daily paper, “The Hill”, by Rodger DeRose, president & CEO of Kessler Foundation. In “Providing work opportunities for people with disabilities
Emphasizes progress among major employers
Rodger DeRose, president and CEO of Kessler Foundation, is quoted in this September 6 US News article, "August Jobs Report Shows Negative Outlook for Disabled Workers." This article examines the August Trends in Disability Employment – National Update
Carson Family Makes Major Gift to Kessler Foundation to Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities
WEST ORANGE, N.J.—After the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Kessler Foundation pledged its support to help people with disabilities recover from the storm. To date, the Foundation awarded 29 grants, totaling more than $160,000, to organizations that support people with disabilities.
WEST ORANGE, N.J.—On Veterans Day, Kessler Foundation highlights its programs that improve employment outcomes for veterans with disabilities.
"Our men and women risked their lives for us," said Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation. "Many return with
Read the November 13th op-ed, "Why we need to pass the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities," by Kessler Foundation's President and Chief Executive Officer Rodger DeRose, published in The Hill—the congressional daily paper. In the op-ed, DeRose cites civil rights for individuals