Megan Helsel had a passion for the outdoors and dreamt of working with wildlife. After earning an associate’s degree in natural sciences from Bergen Community College in 2010, she completed a bachelor’s degree in biology from Montclair State University. Megan excelled during her undergraduate studies, winning a competitive scholarship from the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals. With a love for ornithology (the study of birds), she volunteered with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society. There, Megan participated in educational programs, led nature walks, and participated in conservation campaigns.
Kessler Foundation Awarded Grant to Use Virtual Reality to Prepare Adolescents with Autism for Employment
, PhD, assistant director of ’s , received a $355,000 grant from the New Jersey . The grant which starts in June 2019, will fund Genova’s study using virtual
Earlier this month , senior vice president of grants and communications at Kessler Foundation, spoke at the Launch Symposium. She shared the results of the latest national trends in disability employment labor report, also known as . Kessler Foundation collaborates
Two-year Signature Employment Grant to assist post 9/11 veterans with disabilities
attending college find employment through apprenticeships with an emphases on female veterans
East Hanover, NJ – March TK, 2019 – Kessler Foundation has awarded a two-year, $350,000 Signature Employment Grant to
nTIDE April 2018 Jobs Report: Tight Labor Market Spurs Unprecedented Job Gains for Americans with Disabilities
Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release nTIDE Report – Monthly Update
East Hanover, NJ – May 4, 2018. Americans with disabilities added another month of job gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation
March 3, 2017. Two disabling neurological conditions share March Awareness Month – multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). These conditions share other things as well, including causing an array of cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities, and presenting barriers to finding
The January 13, 2016 edition of the Star-Ledger features an op-ed by Rodger DeRose, president & CEO of Kessler Foundation. In "Connecting Employers with Jobseekers with Disabilities", DeRose addresses the obstacles faced by jobseekers with disabilities, the challenges faced by employers with job
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Just in time for the holidays - Kessler Foundation's 50/50 Raffle is back! Two lucky individuals will win. The drawing will be held on Friday, November 30th at 2pm at Kessler Foundation. You do not need to be
Two lucky winners received cash prizes!
Thank you for participating in the Kessler Foundation’s Spectacular Holiday 50/50 Raffle!
A total of 471 raffle tickets were sold. The drawing was held at Kessler Foundation in West Orange, New Jersey on November 30, 2012. Two individuals won cash prizes:
Rodger DeRose and trustee Liz Lowenstein accept award at NJBIZ award dinner on April 25
Kessler Foundation placed 47 out of 100 of the 2012 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. Rodger DeRose, president and CEO and Liz Lowenstein, Foundation trustee, accepted the award for Kessler Foundaton. This is