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Rising Leaders Spotlight Series: Russell Goodacre

The Rising Leaders Mentoring Program connects students like Russell Goodacre to experts that can provide professional growth and development, and social and economic opportunities. Russell’s ultimate goal has always been a career in sports. Since meeting his mentor, Russell has also grown to love the production aspects of the business.

Rising Leaders Spotlight Series: Angie Dauer

Rising Leaders Spotlight Series: Angie Dauer

Through the USBLN’s association with over 130 corporate partners, we match at least 70 individuals to business professionals in their field of study, area of interest, and whom they would not otherwise have access to. The Rising Leaders Mentoring Program connects students like Angie Dauer to experts that can provide professional growth and development, and social and economic opportunities.

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Working together

It’s exciting when programs and people come together for the advancement of disability inclusion. Earlier this year our Rising Leaders program, Greater Houston Business Leadership Network affiliate and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS and now named Texas Workforce Commission) collaborated on a very special initiative. The organizations created the Apprenticeship Conference. […]

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Embracing my disability: Chidera’s story

The first time I got information on the USBLN Rising Leaders mentoring program I was on the verge of breaking down emotionally. I felt like there was nothing out there for me despite how hard I have worked to get to where I am. I will tell a little bit of my story in the hope that it motivates or inspires anyone that reads it.

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Rising Leadership Academy is encouraging

I am a recent graduate, who went through college without knowing many of the service resources or employment accommodations available. I attended classes with every other student being able-bodied. Something that crossed my mind many times, and I’m sure others with disabilities have thought same thing: “What company would want to hire me?” But then came the RLA.